Master of Science

DentoMaxilloFacial Imaging

University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry, Luxembourg

Fit for the future

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The idea

New digital technologies and a higher degree of virtualisation require new student-centred teaching and learning concepts, content and forms of organisation that can be optimally mapped and realised in international networks.

The concept

The “University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry, Luxembourg” (DTMD University Luxembourg) is not a traditional medical university. Rather, it represents an international network of highly qualified professors and lecturers from European universities and university hospitals, university institutes, academic teaching practices and international professional associations.

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The goal

Short innovation cycles as well as rapid technological developments in medicine and its accompanying disciplines require an in-service updating of knowledge and a continuous expansion of the professional competence of all protagonists in the health care system. First and foremost, of course, the doctors and the medical-technical staff are addressed

The study

Only through targeted education and training of all those involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic process both the technically possible solutions and the specifications defined, for example, by EURATOM can be successfully implemented. This goal is to be achieved through the implementation of the Master’s program for DentoMaxilloFacial Imaging.

The challenge

DentoMaxilloFacial Imaging has undergone rapid development over the last two decades. Moreover, it has become one of the most important components of the digital workflow.

Nevertheless, a lack of adaptation regarding the education of students and users can be observed. The resulting discrepancy between established knowledge and required know-how poses a major threat to patients, doctors and dentists, medical and dental assistants and, last but not least, the healthcare industry.

The thesis

During the course of study, students write their Master’s thesis. The topics are suggested to the students. Students can write their own topics after consultation with the supervising lecturer. The master thesis is presented and defended during the final oral examination.

Matriculation

Application for matriculation for part-time studies at the DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry In accordance with the terms and conditions of the DTMD University

At a glance

  • Designation Master study “DentoMaxilloFacial Imaging”
    Academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 4 Semester, ECTS 120
  • Model: Postgraduate part-time university studies
  • Final Exam: Master thesis and oral colloquium
  • 13 modules
  • Start of study / place of study: March 2022 at Freiburg (Germany)
  • Costs: € 29,500 (4 installments of € 7,375)

13 Modules

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Module 1: Physical and technical basics, modalities

  • Classification of ionising radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Types of ionising radiation
  • Generation of X-rays
  • Presentation of the basic aspects of the radiation-generating and image processing chain
  • Influence of exposure parameters on the characteristics of X-rays and the resulting image quality
  • Introduction and description of the high contrast imaging modalities for visualisation of the facial skull
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Module 2: Dose, dosimetry, radiation biology, radiation protection

  • Dose quantities, dose values and measurement of a technical dose
  • Determination of the effective dose
  • Dosimetry methods, personal dosimetry
  • Biological effects of ionizing radiation and adapted radiation protection
  • Structural precautions, patient protection equipment
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Module 3: Imaging informatics

  • Workflow in radiology and other imaging departments
  • Basics of imaging procedures (digital X-ray and CT)
  • IT systems in radiology (RIS/PACS)
  • Standards (IHE, DICOM, HL7, xDT)
  • Network technology (basics)
  • Hands-On examples PACS (image display and manipulation)
  • Software architecture PACS
  • Image display devices
  • Legal aspects (MDD, product liability, radiation protection legislation)
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Module 4a: Scientific work | literature

  • Fundamentals of scientific work
  • Strategies to search scientific literature
  • Interpret scientific literature and extract its content
  • Scientific methodology in empirical research
  • Structure of a scientific publication
  • Use of open-source reference management software like Zotero (or BibteX)
  • Use of open source text-preparation software (e.g. LaTeX)
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Module 4b: Scientific work | statistics

  • Fundamentals of scientific work, aiming at data management
  • Strategies to search scientific literature, aiming at result interpretation
  • Interpret scientific literature and extract its content
  • Statistical evaluation and interpretation of data
  • Graphical representation of statistical data
  • Use of open-source statistics-tools like R
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Module 5: 2D Diagnostics: anatomy, procedures, diagnostic principles

  • Basics of 2D imaging: IO, PX, LC
  • Representation of anatomical landmarks
  • Typical misalignment and their consequences
  • Relevant pathological changes of the facial skull
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Module 6: 3D diagnostics: anatomy, procedures, diagnostic principles

  • Basics of 3D imaging: CT, CBCT
  • Representation of anatomical landmarks and typical secondary reconstructions
  • Relevant pathological changes of the facial skull
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Module 7: Ultrasound

  • Detailed cross-sectional anatomy
  • Indications and limitations of ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonically guided aspiration and biopsy
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Module 8: MRI

  • Physical and technical basics
  • Basics of signal generation and image formation
  • Dental MRI
  • MRI Reporting
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Module 9: Optical data acquisition, digital workflow

  • Introduction to digital workflow and optical data acquisition
  • Terminology and abbreviations related to digital workflow and optical data acquisition
  • Basic principles of 3D optical surface reconstruction
  • Intraoral optical data acquisition systems
  • Extraoral optical data acquisition systems
  • Devices used for optical data acquisition
  • Quality evaluation of the obtained optical data
  • Practical exercises: intraoral/extraoral optical surface capturing and data manipulation and evaluation.
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Module 10: In-depth case analysis 2D and 3D, ENT, case presentation

  • Preparation of standardized reports on findings
  • Development of important differential diagnoses
  • Preparation of standardized secondary reconstructions
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Module 11: Quality assurance procedures, case presentation

  • Establishment of a quality assurance system for imaging procedures
  • Structure and function of test specimens
  • Performance of acceptance and constancy tests
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Module 12: Environmental radioactivity and radiation exposure

  • Concept of local dose rate
  • Differentiation of natural and civil radiation exposure
  • Types of natural and civil radiation exposure
  • Use of online sources to inform Patients and staff about the extent of background radiation and radiation exposure during air travel
  • Classification of incidents in nuclear power plants
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Module 13: Differential diagnostic approaches to other medical specialties

  • Bone lesions and other skeletal changes as a result of a systemic or internal disease
  • Influence of drug therapy on bone and possible bony changes (MR-ONJ)
  • Osteolytic and osteoblastic metastases in the context of a malignant tumor disease

Matriculation

Application for matriculation for part-time studies at the DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry In accordance with the terms and conditions of the DTMD University

Your Lecturers

Christian Habermann

Christian Habermann

Prof. Dr. - Hamburg University, Germany

Dennis Rottke

Dennis Rottke

Prof Dr. Dr. - Digitales Diagnostikzentrum GmbH, Freiburg, Germany

Dirk Schulze

Dirk Schulze

Priv.-Doz. Dr. - Digitales Diagnostikzentrum GmbH, Freiburg, Germany

Felix Schöfer

Felix Schöfer

Dr. - Sachverständigenstelle Dres. Schöfer, Zorneding, Germany

Ingrid Różyło-Kalinowska

Ingrid Różyło-Kalinowska

Prof. Dr. - Lublin University, Poland

Kaan Orhan

Kaan Orhan

Prof. Dr. - Ankara University, Turkey

Lars Thursar

Lars Thursar

CEO INFINITT Europe GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany

Martin Kimpel

Martin Kimpel

Dr. - Medem Emmendingen, Germany

Ralf Schulze

Ralf Schulze

Prof. Dr. - Bern Universtiy, Switzerland

Robert Schrödel

Robert Schrödel

PTW Freiburg, Germany

Rubens Spin-Neto

Rubens Spin-Neto

Ass. Prof. - Aarhus University, Denmark

Sebastian Patzelt

Sebastian Patzelt

Priv.-Doz. Dr. - Praxis für Zahnmedizin Zimmern o.R., Germany

Tim Hilgenfeld

Tim Hilgenfeld

Priv.-Doz. Dr. - Heidelberg UNiversity, Germany

Matriculation

Application for matriculation for part-time studies at the DTMD University for Digital Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry In accordance with the terms and conditions of the DTMD University

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