Did I miss something?
ruprecht at BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Thu Apr 3 16:55:16 PST 1997
No MRI here for implants (U of Iowa, that is)
> 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
>> ......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
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