R Boeddinghaus MBChB, FCRad(SA), FRANZCR, FRCR; A Whyte BDS(Hons), MBChB, FDSRCS, DDR RCR, FRCR, FRANZCR.
Computed tomography of the temporomandibular joint
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology © 2012 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume 57, Issue 4, pages 448–454, August 2013
How to Cite
Boeddinghaus, R. and Whyte, A. (2013), Computed tomography of the temporomandibular joint. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 57: 448–454. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12021
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 22 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 28 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 27 APR 2012
- articular disc;
- computed tomography;
- temporomandibular joint
We present a pictorial review of the spectrum of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pathology diagnosed with CT. Although MRI is the modality of choice for most TMJ pathology, CT is useful when MRI is contraindicated or not accessible. With attention to technique and viewing conditions, CT is capable of showing internal disc derangement, arthritis, neoplasms and non-TMJ regional pathology at a relatively low radiation dose.