Born in Austria, Stefan F. Nemec graduated from the Medical University of Vienna in 2003. Subsequently, he received his radiology residency training at the Vienna General Hospital, with several different types of head and neck imaging comprising his primary interest. In 2009, he joined the staff at the Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna. From 2010 to 2013, he also completed radiological research fellowships at the Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, as well as at the Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. In May 2013, he completed the habilitation procedure based on the thesis “Fetal sexual development on prenatal MR imaging.“ Thereafter, he was appointed an Associate Professor at the Medical University of Vienna. Dr. Nemec’s current work focuses on head and neck imaging in dentistry, cranio-maxillo-facial surgery, and ENT medicine.
CBCT in endodontic diagnostics: Pre- and postoperative radiological assessment of the tooth root and periapical region
This presentation demonstrates the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to aid in endodontic imaging diagnostics. By highlighting what every endodontic specialist needs to know and what every dental radiologist should report, this pictoral review exemplifies the pre- and postoperative assessment of the tooth root and canal system and periapical region. In particular, the broad spectrum of osteolytic and osteosclerotic pathologies of the periapical region will be shown, based on typical, as well as very uncommon, example cases. Furthermore, this review will present practical tips and tricks to arrive at the correct imaging diagosis and to identify complications that might be encountered in the posttherapeutic setting. Finally, the potential pitfalls and limitations of CBCT imaging will be discussed.