Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive account of the radiology and radiography topics usually examined at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Clear and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • More than 1100 illustrations – many of them updated - present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an accessible manner
  • Contains recent classifications and advanced imaging modalities including cone beam CT imaging techniques

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

1. The radiographic image

PART 2 RADIATION PHYSICS, EQUIPMENT AND RADIATION PROTECTION

2. The production, properties and interaction of X-rays

3. Dental X-ray generating equipment

4. Image receptors

5. Image processing

6. Radiation dose, dosimetry and dose limitation

7. The biological effects associated with X-rays, risk and practical

radiation protection

PART 3 RADIOGRAPHY

8. Dental radiography – general patient considerations including control of infection

9. Periapical radiography

10. Bitewing radiography

11. Occlusal radiography

12. Oblique lateral radiography

13. Skull and maxillofacial radiography

14. Cephalometric radiography

15. Tomography and panoramic radiography

16. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

17. The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance

18. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities

PART 4 RADIOLOGY

19. Introduction to radiological interpretation

20. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations

21. The periapical tissues

22. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease

23. Implant assessment

24. Developmental abnormalities

25. Radiological differential diagnosis – describing a lesion

26. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws

27. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws

28. Bone diseases of radiological importance

29. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton

30. The temporomandibular joint

31. The maxillary antra

32. The salivary glands

Bibliography and suggested reading

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702058707
eBook ISBN:
9780702051685
Print ISBN:
9780702045998

About the author

Nicholas Drage

Nicholas Drage is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff. He qualified from Guy's Dental School in 1989 and, after a year in general dental practice, spent four years in junior hospital posts in various specialities including oral and maxillofacial surgery obtaining his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994. He worked in the Unit of Dental Radiology at Guy’s Hospital for seven years from 1995-2002, firstly as a specialist registrar and then as a lecturer. He obtained his Diploma in Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists in 1997. Nicholas is registered on the General Dental Council’s specialist list for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, has headed up the Unit of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology within the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff since 2002 and is currently a member of the Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (DDMFR) Examining Board of the Royal College of Radiologists. He is responsible for teaching the BDS dental imaging course and lectures on a number of additional post-graduate radiological and radiation protection courses across the UK. He is President–elect of the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR).

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, University Dental Hospital, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK