An Introduction to Cone Beam Computed Tomography

This short course for dental health care professionals will provide a ground-level introduction to Cone Beam CT. It will introduce attendees to the concept of computed tomography (CT) scanning, the development of CT and Cone Beam CT scanning and the advantages and disadvantages of this technology.
An Introduction to Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Time & Location

07 Apr, 19:00
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About the Event

An Introduction to Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanning is increasingly used in clinical practice.

This short course for dental health care professionals will provide a ground-level introduction to Cone Beam CT. It will introduce attendees to the concept of computed tomography (CT) scanning, the development of CT and Cone Beam CT scanning and the advantages and disadvantages of this technology over other imaging modalities. Through a series of examples, attendees will learn what information can be gained from CBCT can be demonstrated and compare and contrast this technique with conventional l projectional radiography methods such as DPT, periapical, bitewing and occlusal radiography. It will discuss the clinical justifications for CBCT and introduce attendees to current guidelines and sources of further information.

Aim

To update dental healthcare professionals and improve their knowledge of new dental imaging modalities to ensure safe working practices and improved patient care.

Objectives

This course will discuss the basic physical principles by which a CBCT scanner is used to form sectional and three-dimensional radiological images. It will detail the development of Cone Beam CT scanning, the capabilities of equipment currently available together with the limitations of the technique and the factors that affect image quality. Attendees will learn the advantages and disadvantages of CBCT when compared to other conventional imaging techniques. Through a series of examples CBCT will be compared and contrasted with other imaging modalities and attendees will gain understanding of those clinical situations in which CBCT may be useful. Attendees will learn where to look for clinical guidelines, further information and training.

Learning outcomes

Upon Completion of this course, delegates will:

· Understand the basic physical principles of how CBCT units work and how it differs from conventional projectional radiography

· Be able to detail the stages in the development of CBCT and understand the capabilities of equipment currently available

· Understand the limitations of CBCT and the factors that affect image quality

· Be able to compare and contrast CBCT against other dental imaging modalities

· Be able to List a number of clinical situations in which CBCT may be useful and discuss its advantages and disadvantages

· Be able to list the clinical guidelines and resources available for further reference

Role Intended:

Dentists,

Dental Therapists

Dental Technicians

Clinical Dental Technicians

Dental Nurses

Dental Students

Dental Receptionists

Tickets:

Offers are provided for members.

Tickets are non-refundable and please select them correctly!

CPD Hours:

1h

Subject areas:

Treatment planning, patient exam, diagnosis & management (B, C)

Pre-course material:

No pre-course reading material is required.

Enquiry:

Should you have any enquiry regarding this course please contact

enquiry@ukdentalcourses.com

Speaker

Dr Mark Viner

FCR, MSc, HDCR, DipHSM, DipFMS, DipFHID, MCFS, CertRP

Senior Tutor in Radiography QMUL – Barts & The London School of Dentistry

Mark has over 38 years’ experience as a radiographer, radiology manager and NHS senior manager in London Teaching Hospitals.

As radiology manager for Barts and the London NHS Trust, he was responsible for all aspects of radiation protection throughout the radiology departments at St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London, Mile End and London Chest Hospitals working closely with the Department of Clinical Physics to implement and ensure compliance with radiation protection legislation. From 2001-2014 he was deputy head of clinical design and commissioning at Barts Health, responsible for clinical design, equipping and commissioning across all clinical areas in the new hospitals of this £1bn scheme, including the 13 room digital imaging department in the dental hospital & school.

Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in radiography education, as a visiting lecturer at a number of UK universities and presenting at national and international conferences. He took up the position of Senior Tutor in Radiography in 2014 and teaches on the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in dentistry. He also lectures in forensic radiography at Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the UK, Shrivenham.

He has a specific interest in dental & forensic imaging and forensic human identification , has authored a number of papers and book chapters on the subject and is currently completing a PhD by prior publication. He is module lead for Dental and Maxillo Facial Radiography of the NHS E-learning for health on-line learning programme and has co-authored a series of articles for Dental Practice Magazine. He is co-editor of the second edition of Brogdon’s Forensic Radiography, founder editorial board member of the Journal of Forensic Radiology & Imaging and a founder board member of both the International Association of Forensic Radiographers and The International Society of Forensic Radiology & Imaging. He is also Fitness to Practice Panel member for the UK Health Care Professions Council.

He has been awarded the Fellowship of the College of Radiographers, The Gold Medal of the Society & College of Radiographers and a Winston Churchill Fellowship.

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