Surveying the Landscape of OMF Radiology’s Future: Four Emerging Technologies of Promise
This presentation is designed to provide information, on four emerging: Artificial intelligence using convolutional neural networks, dental MRI, stationary intraoral tomosynthesis (sIOT) and second generation 2CBCT sources.
Attention will be given to the role of AI as an adjunctive technology for the interpretation of 2D and 3D images. The discussion will center on “How good is AI?” and “How much does AI help?” An update on the current state of AI as applied to 2D and 3D imaging will be offered.
Dental MRI refers to systems developed exclusively for dental and maxillofacial purposes. Potential dental MRI applications will be presented along with the current state of dental MRI will with example images.
SIOT is designed to overcome limitations in intraoral radiography using a novel multisource intraoral system based on CNT technology relatively free of metal artifacts and overlapping. SIOT technology will be addressed along with applications and examples.
Second Generation CBCT Sources
Work on a second generation CBCT x-ray source is underway using multiple CNT arrays and multispectral imaging. Potential improvements include, true HU, reduced metal artifacts and improved soft tissue contrast. Second generation CBCT source technology will be presented along with sample images.
At the end of this course the participant should be able to:
1. Discuss the advantages of AI as applied to 2D and 3D radiologic interpretation.
2. List potential applications of dental MRI for the interpretation of dentoalveolar and maxillofacial disease and abnormalities.
3. Describe sIOT technology and potential improvements over conventional intraoral imaging.
4. List the technological changes in second generation CBCT x-ray sources and potential improvements over current CBCT systems
Presented by Donald Tyndall