Incidental Findings in Oral Radiology Part II: When to Refer
Time & Location
About the Event
Date & Time: June 13, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom
CE points: 2-hour category 2, limited to IODA Silver and Gold members only. If you are not a member, please join us here.
Please click HERE now to register for the event.
Incidental findings which are defined as the findings unrelated or additional to the region of interest and original purpose of the scan, are frequently discovered in all imaging modalities that are using in dentistry depending on the field of view. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) is an imaging technology, which is increasingly used in dentistry. Depending on the field of view of the examination area, visualization of the anatomical structures outside the intended area may reveal more incidental findings of varying clinical significance that are located in structures outside a dentist’s conventional area of expertise (likely, those found outside the region of the dentition and alveolus). The dentist or oral radiologist should interpret the entire image, be familiar with the anatomy, its variations and abnormalities which affect the maxillofacial area. This will avoid any overzealous referral and unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatment to the patient. However, some of these findings are life threatening in nature and may have medicolegal consequences thus need to refer the patient to a specialist.
After the completion of this webinar the attendees would be able to:
1. Recognized and locate the most common incidental findings in maxillofacial area.
2. Compare the appearances of these findings in 2D and CBCT images.
3. Decide if it is needed to simply follow up or take additional images and tests for a specific finding considering the patient’s exposure dose.
4. Judge if it is needed to refer the patient to a specialist based on the clinical significance of an incidental finding.
Dr. Masoud Varshosaz received his dental degree form Shiraz Dental School, Iran in 1992. He graduated in master’s degree in Oral and maxillofacial Radiology from Tehran Dental School, Iran in 1995.
Dr. Masoud is a former assistant professor, department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, SBMU Dental school and has conducted several undergraduate and postgraduate theses and has been the author and co-author in many articles published nationally and internationally.
Dr. Masoud is a board-certified Oral Radiologist in Canada and is an associate clinical instructor in Oral Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. He is practicing as an associate oral radiologist in private oral radiology clinics.