Did I miss something?
tyndall at SODA.DENT.UNC.EDU
Thu Apr 3 14:36:04 PST 1997
I think we must have missed something too. We do provide tomograms for
Dr Cooper but no MRI. I am not sure where that came from unless it was
from a paper we submitted on radiographic/surgical templates for implant
imaging to the Journal of Prosthodontics. In that paper we discussed MRI
as a theoretical possibility but not practical or advisable .
I will add the disclaimer that we had very little input to the article in
the Compendium of Continuing Education. Dr Cooper is a very capable
clinician and has a broad understanding of implant related issues. I do not
think it was his intent to treat MRI has a legitimate alternative to CT or
conventional tomography at this time. I know that we certainly do not use
MRI here at UNC for implant patients. Anyone out there using MRI for
implant patients? It would be interesting to find out. A few years ago
a group of radiologists in NC were offering MRI imaging for patients but
the demand was too low. This was not surprising considering the costs and
the fact that the town has population of 20-25,000.
UNC School of Dentistry
On Thu, 3 Apr 1997, Kenneth Abramovitch wrote:
> In the following March 1997 journal that I just received there is the
> following article;
> Cooper L.F. Improving Outcomes Using Dental Implants. Compendium
> 18(3):271-281, March 1997.
> On page 272, Table 1 on radiographic techniques lists MRI as a technique for
> implant treatment planning evaluations. It appears that the text for MRI
> should be for multiplanar 2-D CT reformatting such as the DentaScan or
> IM/Dental programs.
> ......or perhaps Drs. Tyndall and Ludlow are using MRI for Dr. Cooper at U.N.C.
> ......or MRI is the latest imaging modality for implants.
> Kenneth Abramovitch D.D.S., M.S.
> Section of Radiology, Dental Branch
> University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
> 6516 John Freeman Ave., Rm 1.072C
> Houston, Texas, 77030-3402
> Tel: 713-500-4109 E-mail: kabramov at mail.db.uth.tmc.edu
> Fax: 713-500-4416
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