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MRI research progress of temporomandibular joint disorder
WANG Wenhui  ZHEN Junping 

Cite this article as: Wang WH, Zhen JP. MRI research progress of temporomandibular joint disorder[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(5): 148-150, 166. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.05.031.

[Abstract] Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a common disorder of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and masticatory muscle pain and dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging, as the preferred non-invasive imaging method, provides visualization of the soft and hard tissues of TMJ and masticatory muscles, which plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ patients. Diffusion imaging, T2 mapping, ultrashort echo time (UTE) and zero echo time (ZTE) further promote quantitative analysis and functional imaging of TMD and associated muscle ultrastructural changes. These technologies go beyond current anatomical imaging capabilities and provide a better understanding of the physiological and pathological states of the articular disc, posterior disc tissue, condyles, fossa, and surrounding masticatory muscle groups, and ultimately contribute to early diagnosis, treatment planning, evaluation of treatment outcomes, and even image-guided interventions. This article reviews the recent progress and diagnostic value of MRI in TMD.
[Keywords] temporomandibular disorder;temporomandibular joint disorder;magnetic resonance imaging;functional imaging;diffusion-weighted imaging;quantitative diagnosis;review

WANG Wenhui1   ZHEN Junping2*  

1 College of Medical Imaging, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China

2 Department of Imaging, the Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China

Zhen JP, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-12-14
Accepted  2022-04-11
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.05.031
Cite this article as: Wang WH, Zhen JP. MRI research progress of temporomandibular joint disorder[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(5): 148-150, 166.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.05.031

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