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Publication:
Journal of Orofacial Pain

Year 1989
Volume 3 , Issue 1

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Pages: 138 - 142

Optimal Mouth Position for Magentic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint Disk

Orwig/Helms/Doyle

Optimal mouth positioning for magnetic resonance imaging of the TMJ is controversial. This study evaluates the closed mouth position and partial-open mouth position for diagnostic accuracy of anterior displacement of the disk. Sixty-two joints were considered abnormal in at least one position. In the positive joints, the closed mouth position sequences were all abnormal and diagnostic, while 34% of partial-open mouth position sequences were falsely normal. It was found that they closed mouth position provides higher diagnostic accuracy for disk displacement, although optimal examinations include imaging in both positions.

 

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