MRI Left Tm Joint
What is MRI Left Tm Joint?
An MRI left TM joint creates picture of the area which connects your skull and lower jaw and surrounding soft tissues. The images captured during the MRI scan can be stored on an electronic device which is further printed on a film. The MRI scan is radiationless test which uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D multiple images. The whole MRI scan procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Why is MRI Left Tm Joint done?
- To detect pain, inflammation or injury in the jaw joint and muscles which controls jaw movement
- To diagnose TMJ cartilage damage due to arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis)
- To find out long term teeth grinding or jaw clenching (bruxism) specially in the children
Preparation for MRI Left Tm Joint
- At the time of the MRI you might be asked to remove any metallic coins, jewelry, metal wrist watches, metallic keys, dentures or hearing aids as the MRI uses strong magnetic fields
- Tell your radiologist if you have metallic implants like pacemaker, cochlear implants, aneurysm clips, neuro-stimulator, surgical staples/clips or drug implants
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor about their pregnancy before going for MRI
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