International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Diagnostic Radiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

Evolution in 3D Imaging Techniques for Temporo-Mandibular Joint: A Paradigm Shift in Craniofacial Diagnostics and Treatment Planning

Dr. N.G. Toshniwal | Dr. Ragini Ogale | Dr. Ravindra Manerikar | Dr. Shubhangi Mani | Dr. Sumeet Mishra

Abstract: The Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) is a critical component of the human craniofacial system, responsible for essential functions. Pathological conditions affecting the TMJ can lead to pain, dysfunction, and a diminished quality of life. Therefore, accurate and comprehensive imaging of the TMJ is paramount for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. Traditional 2D imaging methods have limitations, necessitating the development and adoption of advanced 3D imaging techniques. This abstract provides an overview of the latest advancements in 3D TMJ imaging techniques. These techniques encompass various modalities such as cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and nuclide imaging. These modalities provide detailed, high-resolution images of the TMJ, offering a comprehensive evaluation of both osseous and soft tissue components. In conclusion, three-dimensional TMJ imaging techniques represent a paradigm shift in craniofacial diagnostics and treatment planning.

Keywords: 3-dimensional, TMJ, CT, MRI, Ultrasonography, CBCT, Nuclide imaging

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 444 - 447

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