Case Study Requirements - Dental CT

Applicant practices must submit a total of six case studies for each CT unit for peer review of the interpretive and technical (clinical image) quality. The case studies to be submitted must:

  • Include as many different dental/medical staff members who interpret CT examinations and technical staff members who perform CT examinations. All case studies to be submitted must have been interpreted and performed by current dental/medical and technical staff members. At least one case study interpreted by the Dental/Medical Director must be submitted.
  • Have been performed within 12 months prior to the date of submission of the application and must contain:
    • the final report;
    • a completed Dental CT Scan Parameter Form; and
    • all images (source and reconstructed) that have been reviewed by the interpreting dentist/physician.   
  • Demonstrate some pathology such as:
    • Dentoalveolar Pathology
    • Impacted Teeth
    • Maxillofacial Trauma
    • Congenital Deformities
    • Maxillofacial or Dental Infection
    • TMJ Disorder
    • Dental Implant Treatment Planning
    • Post-op Treatment

Submission of Corresponding/ Hard Copy Materials for the Online Application:

Once the Pre-Submission Case Check has been completed and the Online Application has been finally submitted, the following materials must be submitted within five business days via a traceable carrier such as UPS or FedEx:

  • The cover sheet downloaded from the Conclusion section of the online application
  • One copy of the images for each case study on a CD, DVD, or flash drive in a DICOM format with the DICOM viewer installed. (Images cannot be in a .pdf or .jpeg format.)
  • Five days of operator quality control (QC) phantom images on a CD, DVD, or flash drive (the QC phantom images can be in a .pdf or .jpeg format)
  • The Business Agreement (if downloaded and revised as opposed to completed in the online application)
  • Payment via check (if not paid online via credit card)

HIPAA Concerns

All materials submitted to the IAC will be handled with strict confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Read more in the Agreement section of the IAC website»