Radiology Clinic Rotation
As with all rotations, it is professional, and to your advantage to be early and be prepared. Come with your gown and store your backpack / purses anywhere safe – that is NOT in radiology. All supplies will be provided for you. Pick up your supplies and put them in your room before seating the patient. You will be given a brief orientation.
Radiographic and FMX Capture Test Case
Your 10th FMX will be your test case. If you determine that the 10 th case will not result in a good set of radiographs (tori, narrow arch, gagger, not enough teeth) then complete that FMX and postpone taking your test case until a more appropriate patient is assigned to you.
For your test case, you will have 40 minutes to complete the FMX. You will be graded on your room set up, infection control and the quality of your radiographs. Retakes will count against your final score. FYI: If you have a dental radiographer’s license, then bring a photocopy to Dr. Robins. You are still required to complete 10 sets of images and interpretations.
(If you have your own patient or encounter another in rotation who you feel is a good candidate for a test case you may conduct your test case before your 10th FMX. This is only possible if you have completed 5 FMXs and 5 interpretations as well.)
After completion of the FMX, you will do the interpretation as a test case as well. If this case is relatively simple, a faculty member may assign you to a more complex patient to interpret along with a panoramic image. Review anatomical structures as well as pathology for these interpretation test cases.
The link below will direct you to a Radiology website that students may find useful. It has lots of good information about issues affecting the use of Radiology in Dental Practice. I encourage you to explore the site. Please let me know if you have any questions!
- Miriam K. Robins DDS, Diplomate ABOMR: Co-Director, Radiology Dept.