Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology, 4th Edition

Essentials of Dental Radiography and Radiology

4th Edition

By Eric Whaites, MSc, BDS(Hons), FDSRCS(Edin), FDSRCS(Eng), FRCR, DDRRCR, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental Radiology, Head of the Department of Dental Radiology, King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK


Part 1 Introduction. The Radiographic Image.

Part 2 Radiation Physics and Equipment. The production, properties and interaction of X-rays. Dose units and dosimetry. The biological effects and risks associated with X-Rays. Dental X-ray generating equipment. Image receptors. Image processing.

Part 3 Radiation protection. Radiation protection and legislation.

Part 4 Radiography. Dental radiography - general patient considerations including control of infection. Periapical radiography. Bitwing radiography. Occlusal radiography. Oblique lateral radiography. Skull and maxillofacial radiography. Cephalometric radiography. Tomography. Panoramic radiography (dental panoramic tomography). The quality of radiographic images and quality assurance. Alternative and specialised imaging modalities.

Part 5 Radiology. Introduction to radiological interpretation. Dental caries and the assessment of restorations. The periapical tissues. The periodontal tissues and periodontal disease. Implant assessment. Development abnormalities. Radiological differential diagnosis - describing a lesion. Differential diagnosis of radiolucent lesions of the jaws. Differential diagnosis of lesions of variable radiopacity in the jaws. The maxillary antra. Trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton. The temporomandibular joint. Bone diseases of radiological importance. The salivary glands.