Principles of the magnetic resonance imaging movie method for articulatory movement

Oral Radiol. 2019 May;35(2):91-100. doi: 10.1007/s11282-018-0347-7. Epub 2018 Sep 14.


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a critical tool for dental examination. MRI has many advantages over radiographic examination methods, including the lack of a requirement for patient exposure and the ability to capture high-contrast images of various tissue and organ types. However, MRI also has several limitations, including long examination times and the existence of metallic or motion artifacts. A cardiac imaging method using cine sequences was developed in the 1990s. This technique allows for analysis of heart movement and functional blood flow. Moreover, this method has been applied in dentistry. Recent research involving 3 T MRI has led to the achievement of a temporal resolution of < 10 ms, surpassing the frame rate of typical video recording. The current review introduces the history and principles of the cine sequence method and its application to the oral and maxillofacial regions.

Keywords: Artifact; Pronunciation; Segmented k-space cine sequence; Teeth.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine*
  • Motion Pictures*
  • Mouth* / diagnostic imaging
  • Movement