Radiology terminology


ROC curves in Dentistry

This week I’m focusing on ROC curves in dentistry and the different imaging modalities (primarily film versus digital).  As these numbers can change based on the research being performed and the reviewers of those radiographs, I thought the best way to break this all down is to give a short […]


ROC curves: What are they? 2

I am going to give a short introduction to ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristic) curves.  This term is frequently used in radiology research and I just wanted to give you a little information to know whether or not the ROC curve is significant or not. What is an ROC curve? An […]


Why a radiograph and x ray are not the same thing 11

Many, many people and dental professionals incorrectly use the term x ray when referring to a radiograph.  I am quite the nitpick on this and other terminology, which drives my students up the walls from time to time.  I’m not sure why or how everyone learned to incorrectly identify a […]