MRI Both Tm Joint
What is MRI Both 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 Both Tm Joint done?
- To diagnose subchondral bone marrow edema (degenerated of the cartilage of the knee joint) and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis affecting spine and large joints)
- To detect erosion of peri-articular erosion which occurs around the joints
- To find out subchoondral sclerosis (thickening of the bone in joints) and sacroiliitis (inflammatory condition of the connection point of pelvis and lower spine)
Preparation for MRI Both 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