A 39-year-old female asked:
Would a brain and neck mri or a head and neck ct scan show the jaw bone/joints ?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Neurology 52 years experience
Maybe, but best way to image jaw is to do specific MRI dedicated to TMJ visualization. Random views are unlikely to be sufficient.
Reviewed May 19, 2021
Specializes in Interventional Radiology
Head & neck CT will give a overview of the anatomy and will evaluate all the causes of jaw pain. MRI TMJ will give high resolution detail of TMJ and may not give any information beyond the joints.
Answered May 19, 2021
Last updated May 19, 2021
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