Interpretation of Cone-Beam CT Imaging
1 DAY COURSE 2010 DATE: March 6, June 5, and October 2
Cone-Beam CT (CBCT) has been widely used for dental implants and orthodontic treatment planning, TMJ assessment, orthognathic surgery, third molar extraction, sleep apnea study, and other oral and maxillofacial diagnoses. Unlike traditional intra-oral and extra-oral radiolography, CBCT provides detail three-dimensional imaging not only in the traditional dental and maxillofacial region, but also in nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, upper neck, Temporal bone, orbits, skull base, and cervical spine. Familiar with anatomy and common pathology in these extended areas would help patients discover occult diseases (some of them could be life-threatening) earlier, and avoid potential legal actions.
Participants will have fundamental knowledge of CBCT anatomy, variation of normal anatomy, CBCT appearances of common pathology, as well as some incidental findings in the traditional dental and maxillofacial region, and its extended territories, such as, nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, upper neck, skull base, and cervical spine. Participants will also be familiar with national and international guidelines for CBCT applications.
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Dr. Jie Yang is Professor and Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. He is American Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist with a full clinical privilege at the Department of Radiology, Temple University Hospital.Dr. Yang is currently North American Regional Director and Board Member of the International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology (IADMFR). He was a Vice President and Co-Chair of Scientific Program Committee of the 16th Congress of IADMFR. He is the American Academy’s Voting Representative to the American Dental Association’s Standards Committee. Dr. Yang also served as the Chair of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology’s Position Paper Committee. Dr. Yang has more than 100 publications (38 peer-reviewed articles and 69 research abstracts). Many of them were published in prestigious dental and radiology journals, such as American Journal of Neuroradiology, Investigative Radiology, Radiology, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology (OOOOE), and DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology. He has supervised many international visiting scholars. They were from Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, and Pakistan. He is editorial board member of OOOOE and reviewer of many professional dental and radiology journals.