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Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Interpretation Clerkship 2021

Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Interpretation Clerkship is organized by University of Florida (UF) and will be held from Sep 16 - 17, 2021 at UF College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 16...
Gainesville, Florida
Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Interpretation Clerkship is organized by University of Florida (UF) and will be held from Sep 16 - 17, 2021 at UF College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. This course has been approved for a maximum of 16 contact hours for participation. Course Description This course offers a 2 day clerkship opportunity to observe and learn the basic principles of CBCT imaging in dentistry and interpretation, including live lectures by Board Certified Oral & Maxilofacial Radiologist, Prosthodontist, and Endodontist. The clerkship will provide a general overview of the interpretation process through hands-on experience with several maxillofacial CBCT cases. Participants will be trained on the use of software and become competent in the reformation of images in multiple planes and cross-correlation of anatomy and variants. Participants will be trained in interpretation using several cases with a variety of maxillofacial and related pathology, including TMD. This is a radiology interpretation experience, no specific training in implant placement will be provided. The clerkship includes lectures on the physics and biology of radiation, basics of interpretation of maxillofacial pathology, CT anatomy, variants, artifacts, protocols, indications, contraindications, doses, and position papers from different specialty groups. Participants may bring up to two anonymized cases each for discussion, following informed consent from the patient. This will be the participants’ responsibility. Following self-interpretation, over-reads will be done by radiologists as a team-effort. Course Objectives By the end of the session, an attendee will be able to,  • Be familiar with basic radiographic anatomy and anatomic variants • Explain the rationale for using CBCT and specific protocols for specific diagnostic tasks • Be able to provide a basic interpretation of CBCT data • Be able to use two different types of client viewing CBCT software • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of CBCT • Understand the capabilities of different imaging units and limitations • Understand radiation safety as it pertains to the use of CBCT, doses, guidelines for use Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
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