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Radiographic consults

Assistance in interpretation can be obtained by forwarding radiographs along with pertinent clinical information to the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Diagnostic Service. A summary of the radiographic findings, differential diagnosis and suggested follow-up care will be sent to you through your preference of secure email, fax or first-class mail.

Consultations can be conducted in two ways.

Radiographic consultations online

Requests for consultation on periapical, bitewing, full mouth, occlusal, panoramic or extraoral skull projection radiograph can be submitted directly through our secure online form.  Include the patient’s name and date of birth as well as the nature of the concern, any signs/symptoms and results of vitality testing, where applicable. There is a nominal fee of $50 per case. An invoice will be returned to your office, so also include your office address.

Radiographic consultations by mail

If you prefer, the image types listed above can be sent through the mail. If you send conventional film images, please indicate if you would like these returned. Images burned to a CD will not be returned. Please mail a check for $50 payable to VCU Dental Care with your request.

In addition, consultation on advanced imaging (CT, MRI, nuclear medicine) is available for $100. Include the patient’s name and date of birth as well as the nature of the concern, any signs/symptoms and results of vitality testing, where applicable.

Cone beam computed tomography

We also provide consultations for cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The fee is $75 per case, payable to VCU Dental Care. Please send the entire scan burned to a CD, not just selected images. Ensure that the file format used is DICOM compatible. Include the patient’s name and date of birth as well as the nature of the concern, any signs/symptoms and results of vitality testing, where applicable and the reason the scan was obtained.

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Radiographic consults

Laurie C. Carter, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Email: lccarter@vcu.edu

Sonali Rathore, B.D.S., M.S.
Email: srathore@vcu.edu

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Diagnostic Service
VCU School of Dentistry
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Phone: (804) 828-1778
Fax: (804) 828-6234

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences
Lyons Dental Building
520 North 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
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