Magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint.

  title={Magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint.},
  author={M W Hayt and James J. Abrahams and J G Blair},
  journal={Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI},
  volume={11 2},
The spectrum of disease that affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can be varied. To differentiate among the diseases that cause pain and dysfunction, an intimate knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of this region is necessary. Due to the joint's complex anatomy and relationship to the skin, it has been difficult to image in the past. Magnetic resonance imaging is ideally suited for visualizing TMJ because of its superb contrast resolution when imaging soft tissues. Magnetic… CONTINUE READING