NS-8 How Perception, Cognition and Language Shape the CBCT Interpretive Process

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CE Hours: 2.75

Course Description:

There is a vast body of knowledge in medical radiology and cognitive science largely unknown in dentistry bearing directly on the perceptual and cognitive factors that influence interpretation of both PA projection radiography and CBCT studies. Understanding these factors is particularly important in avoiding errors in CBCT interpretation. Dr. Khademi will introduce many of these issues in a fun, audience-participation format and relate them to actual clinical cases, and the academic evidential base. He will operationalize what has been learned into a cognitive skill-set (the preparation of mind) and a structured, formatted method of interpreting CBCT imaging studies.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain what has been learned in medical radiology and cognitive science about the perceptual and cognitive issues with image interpretation.
  • Discuss how these issues lead to bias and error in PA and CBCT interpretation and relate them to every day clinical cases.
  • Develop a mindset, strategy and technique for consistently, thoroughly and efficiently interpreting CBCT imaging studies.


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2.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available

John A. Khademi, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. John Khademi received his D.D.S. from the University of California San Francisco and his Certificate in Endodontics and did his M.S. on digital imaging from the University of Iowa. He is in full-time private practice in Durango Colo., and was associate clinical professor in the department of maxillofacial imaging at USC and is adjunct assistant professor at SLU. In his “prior life," he wrote software for laboratory automation, instrument control and digital imaging. He lectures internationally about CBCT, clinical trial design, outcomes, and conventional endodontic technique. As a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) member for more than 25 years, his background in medical radiology allows him a perspective shared by very few dental professionals. He has authored several sections and chapters in textbooks and is lead author for Quintessence's “Advanced CBCT for Endodontics.”

John A. Khademi, D.D.S., M.S

This speaker declares that they have past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith.

Carestream Dental LLC (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing); DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Terminated --- ~2003); SS White (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing), Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)