Imaging of the temporomandibular joint: An update.

Academic Article


  • Imaging of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is continuously evolving with advancement of imaging technologies. Many different imaging modalities are currently used to evaluate the TMJ. Magnetic resonance imaging is commonly used for evaluation of the TMJ due to its superior contrast resolution and its ability to acquire dynamic imaging for demonstration of the functionality of the joint. Computed tomography and ultrasound imaging have specific indication in imaging of the TMJ. This article focuses on state of the art imaging of the temporomandibular joint. Relevant normal anatomy and biomechanics of movement of the TMJ are discussed for better understanding of many TMJ pathologies. Imaging of internal derangements is discussed in detail. Different arthropathies and common tumors are also discussed in this article.
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  • Anatomy, Computed tomography, Imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging, Pathologies, Temporomandibular joint
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    Author List

  • Bag AK; Gaddikeri S; Singhal A; Hardin S; Tran BD; Medina JA; CurĂ© JK
  • Start Page

  • 567
  • End Page

  • 582
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 8