Myrthel Vranckx graduated in 2016 as MSc in Biomedical Sciences with a Master’s thesis on the use of CT imaging in Forensic Medicine (Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven). She was a PhD researcher in the OMFS-IMPATH research group from October 2016 to December 2020 with Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs and Prof. dr. Constantinus Politis as her scientific promoters (Dept. Imaging and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven). Her PhD research was focused on third molar pathology and postoperative morbidity associated with third molar surgery. She coordinated a multicenter research project at the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in five Belgian hospitals. More info on She was involved in multiple radiological studies with regard to third molar pathology and anatomical variations of the mandibular canal. She combined her PhD training with Postgraduate Studies in Advanced Medical Imaging (Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven), from which she graduated summa cum laude in June 2020. Within both of these trainings, she explored the possibilities of the use of artificial intelligence in dentomaxillofacial radiology and oral surgery.