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 . Tmj imaging the temporomandibular joint tmj is the small jaw joint located in front of the ear normal anatomy the tmj can cause problems if the disk gets displaced from its normal position on top of the mandibular condyle. Diagnostic imaging of the temporomandibular joint june 1 tmj imaging is an adjunct to the clinical examination and provides useful information about the joint components when selecting a tmj imaging technique the clinician must determine what type of information is needed from the imaging study and whether that information will affect . Temporomandibular joint pathosis in patients with myofascial pain a comparative analysis of magnetic resonance imaging and a clinical examination based on a specific set of criteria oral surgery oral medicine oral pathology oral radiology and endodontology vol 97 no 3. Magnetic resonance imaging mri is one of the best diagnostic tools for identification of tmj pathology allowing evaluation of tmj disc position morphology mobility extent of joint degenerative changes inflammation and presence of connective tissue autoimmune diseases
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