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ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY A DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH ebook PDF download

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY A DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH ebook PDF download

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY A DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH ebook PDF download

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY A DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH ebook PDF download The purpose of this textbook is to guide diagnosti­ cians of all skill levels in generating a diagnosis for lesions affecting the face and jaws. Although its primary readership will be oral and maxillofacial and head and neck specialists, much of it is rele­ vant to the general and specialist dentist and senior dental student, who, in service of the community at large, are most likely to encounter these lesions first. Therefore, the figures are appropriately detailed to facilitate comprehension and correla­ tion with current standard textbooks with which the dentist is likely to be familiar.

This book focuses on new and/or important lesions and their appropriate imaging needs. These imaging needs include the modalities of helical and cone-beam computed tomography, magnetic reso­ nance imaging, and positron emission tomogra­ phy. Ultrasonography is introduced.

Over the last decade, imaging in dentistry has been substantially transformed by the advent of cone-beam computed tomography. The moderate­ to-large fields of view of this modality display the base of the skull and the neck. Although these regions are the proper interpretative remit of the medical radiologist, the nonradiologist reader should be able to recognize any abnormality that may be displayed in these regions so that it can be appropriately referred for diagnosis by a radiolo­ gist. This book bridges the gap between current textbooks in oral and maxillofacial radiology and those of head and neck (medical) radiology by including Chapters 16, 17, and 18, cowritten with a medical radiologist and dedicated to the more common and important lesions likely to be imaged in the neck and base of the skull.

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