Clinical imaging

This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of clinical imaging and its relevance to Periodontology. Topics covered include relevant biology and anatomy of the oro-facial region, principles of radiographic quality assurance and the practice of applied quality control, interpretation of radiographic images with an accurate radiographic report, the relevance of clinical photographs in treatment planning, the medico-legal importance of photographic records, and the relevance of minimizing the radiation dose for each patient when undertaking a radiological examination. The indications for the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), the interpretation of CBCT imaging and the medico-legal aspects of CBCT imaging are also covered.