chapter  14
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Temporomandibular Joints

WithTsukasa Sano

Since its clinical introduction in the mid-1980s, the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has evolved as the prime diagnostic method for soft tissue abnormalities in the TMJ. It is noninvasive and more accurate than arthrography; it requires less operator skills and is well tolerated by the patient. MRI can also identify other entities that occur in the TMJ.