Imaging of the temporomandibular joint: a position paper of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1997 May;83(5):609-18. doi: 10.1016/s1079-2104(97)90128-1.


Various imaging techniques for the temporomandibular joint are discussed with respect to uses, strengths, and limitations. An imaging protocol is outlined for evaluating patients with a wide variety of temporomandibular joint related signs and symptoms.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthrography
  • Diagnostic Imaging / economics
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiography, Dental / economics
  • Radiography, Dental / methods*
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Temporomandibular Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray