Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Clinical research, being performed jointly with Bartron
Medical Imaging and NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, is
addressing the postprocessing and data mining of digital dental
images, and evaluating various postprocessing analytic
algorithms in the early detection of osteoporosis. We are
also working jointly with faculty in the Department of
Reconstructive Sciences examining imaging characteristics of
patients with unusual skeletal abnormalities of genetic origin.
We are currently developing a filmless OMF Radiology
facility, with direct image deposition in a dental PACS
solution which then integrates with an electronic dental record.
This system is designed to be interactive with research and
educational activities throughout the School of Dental Medicine
and the Health Center.
Finally, a wide variety of additional clinical and
translational research projects, centered on relative diagnostic
efficacies of various imaging modalities and often examining
CBCT, are active amongst our Master of Dental Science Graduate
Students, usually in collaboration with one or more OMFR faculty
members and other graduate faculty members in the Health Center.