Authors of Diagnostic Imaging Book Include IU Dental School Graduate and Professor

Dr. Margot Van Dis
Dr. Margot Van Dis

A new diagnostic imaging hardback book is fresh off the press this fall, offering a comprehensive package of three-dimensional imaging information assembled and written by nine experts in the field, including two with ties to the IU School of Dentistry.

Lead author of Diagnostic Imaging: Oral and Maxillofacial is Dr. Lisa Koenig, director of oral medicine and oral radiology at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr. Koenig is a 2002 graduate of IU's master's degree program in diagnostic sciences.

Also contributing to the book is Dr. Margot Van Dis, an IU professor of dental diagnostic sciences in Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology and director of the dental school’s Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging Facility. 

Published by Amirsys in October 2011 – in time for it to be featured at the annual session of the American Dental Association in Las Vegas – the thousand-page reference book is the latest in the company’s Diagnostic Imaging series. It is intended primarily as a reference tool for dentists who are using or getting ready to introduce Computed Tomography or CBCT technology in their dental offices.

"The book is impressive, with excellent quality illustrations," says Dr. Susan Zunt, chair of IU's Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology department. "I anticipate it will become a standard oral and maxilofacial radiology reference."

Books this size are an enormous undertaking, and like many reference tomes and textbooks today they come with extras from the electronic side of publishing. Dr. Van Dis says she’s excited to see the long-term project come to fruition. “The book is written in Amirsys’s unique ‘bullet style’ for quick reference,” she says. “Each book comes with an access number to an e-book, which is the same reference but with additional material available only in the e-book format.”

Dr. Van Dis, who is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist, launched IUSD’s CBCT system a couple of years ago. It is used primarily in the treatment of the school's patients, although referrals from clinicians in the practicing community are also welcome by appointment (

December 5, 2011