BOOKS REVIEW

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: A Diagnostic Approach

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2020.7(3).bookreview.4

Author: David MacDonald

David MacDonald, BDS, BSc, LLB, MSc (Lond.), DDS (Edin.), DDRRCR (UK), FDSRCPS, FRCDC, Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada together with his 9 contributors offers the reader a textbook to guide him in the imaging diagnosis of lesions affecting the face and jaws.
The book is divided in 5 parts and contains 20 chapters.
Part I, Introduction, has 3 chapters which present the basic notions on radiological diagnosis, physiological phenomena and radiological interpretation and evidence-based radiology.
Part II, Advanced imaging modalities, describes and illustrates in its 5 chapters computed tomography, cone-beam computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and basics of ultrasound.
Part III, Radiological pathology of the jaws, has 8 chapters which present and eloquently illustrate radiolucencies, radiopacities, maxillary sinus, lesions within the soft tissues, imaging of the salivary glands, oral and maxillo-
facial vascular lesions, fractures of the face and jaws and temporomandibular joint diseases.
Part IV, Extragnathic lesions, describes extragnathic, benign and malignant lesions in its 3 chapters.
Part V, Osseointegrated implants, makes an extensive presentation on dental implants.
To clarify the text, each chapter is accompanied by numerous figures and the latest references in the field.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: A Diagnostic Approach, 2nd Edition is an essential support for medical radiologists, oral and maxillofacial radiologists, functional imaging specialists, radiation oncologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, head and neck surgeons, general dentists and radiologists, and residents in these fields.

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