IMAGE DIAGNOSTICS AND RADIATION SAFETY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course aims to allow the students to understand basic elements of anatomy and imaging of the main oral and tooth diorders; such a knowledge will be also of relevance to identify the imaging techniques to be used for the diagnosis and treatment planning of several diseases
At the end of this course, the student will have to show skills with regard to the following items:
- knowledge of the radiologic, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the main oral and tooth disorders
- identification of the technique of choice for the assessment of any specific disease
Course contents summary
In the first lessons, issues of radioprotection, physic principles of conventional radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging will be touched. Then, antomy and radiological basis of the main oral and tooth diroders will be discussed.
Specific issues such as imaging features of inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the tooth, as well as imaging of the temporomandibular joint, cysts, osteonecrosis, abscess tooth will be also explained.
Compendio di radiologia odontostomatologica (2a ed). Editori: De Florio, Ghigi. Idelson-Gnocchi
Lectures, small group activities.
Assessment methods and criteria
The proof of the achievements of the course objectives will be obtained by an oral interview. Specific questions related to what discussed during this course will ascertain if the students have achieved both knowledge and comprehension of the course issues. Students will have to demonstrate their ability in applying the achieved knowledge through exemplifying clinical cases.