Will TMJ MRI really be helpful?

Yes. An MRI scan assess the hard and soft tissues of the TMJ.
Yes. An MRI of the TMJ will allow your surgeon to evaluate the meniscus and determine its position relative to the other joint components and muscles.
YES and NO. A MRI is really valuable, especially when the symptoms with tmj/tmd are not subsiding- especially an open or closed lock- (cannot close or limited opening.) the severity of the trauma, if any, usally can dictate whether an MRI would help support a diagnosis. If there is locking or popping, then you pretty much can assume a disk (right, left or both) is displaced forward.
MRI for TMJ. Advanced imaging of the jaw joints, including mri, is only recommended when there is a significant deformity, a significant alteration in function, failed conservative therapy or if surgery is being contemplated. Routine mris of the tmjs are not needed and not indicated.
Yes! A TMJ MRI is really the only way to visualize the structures of the temporomandibular joint without surgery. There are some reports that ultrasound comes close in some circumstances, but it's not widely available. An MRI will show disc displacement, fluid collections, arthritis, muscle impingement, condylar degeneration and degeneration of the disc or bone. An MRI is necessary for TMJ surgery.

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How helpful and how long it takes for TMJ mri?

Very helpful! A TMJ MRI is really the only way to visualize the structures of the temporomandibular joint without surgery. It usually takes about an hour, but it's worth it. An MRI will show disc displacement, fluid collections, arthritis, muscle impingement, condylar degeneration and degeneration of the disc or bone. An MRI is usually necessary if you're considered a candidate for TMJ surgery.
MRI very helpful. A TMJ MRI is really the only way to visualize the structures of the temporomandibular joint without surgery. It usually takes about an hour. An MRI will show disc displacement, fluid collections, arthritis, muscle impingement, condylar degeneration and degeneration of the disc or bone. It can be very helpful to your doctor in determining your best treatment. An MRI is necessary for TMJ surgery.
Helpful. Very helpful to determine disk position. Probably 12-20 minutes. However, very expensive test and usually does not affect treatment. Usually ordered initially by MD who knows nothing about TMJ. TMJ specialists will usually reserve an MRI for surgical indications.

What is the definition or description of: TMJ mri?

TmJ MRI. Tmj means temporomandibular joint. This area is the junction between the moving mandible and the skull. Mri, an imaging tool is the gold standard to diagnose any degenerative process that is occuring in those joints.
Am image of the TMJ. It is an image of the tm joint. It is used to evaluate the soft tissues around the joint including the disc or cartilage that normally is between the lower jaw and head. It can also be used to see the bones and areas of inflammation.
Type of Jaw imaging. Magnetic resonance imaging is the main way of looking at the soft and hard tissue of the jaws to evaluate the joint disk, or meniscus. It shows the shape, function and location relative to the condyle (lower jaw bone) in both closed- and open-mouth positions. This imaging helps your doctor determine problems with the jaw joint, and helps determine what ways to help you, if needed.
Disc image. Temporomandibular joint (tmj). Magnetic resonance imaging (mri). The purpose of the imaging is to evaluate the articular disc. The image will be performed in an open and closed mouth positions to determine the location of the disc. The disc is poised between the temporal bone and the mandible. If there is dysfunction within the disc/joint complex then it is referred to as TMJ or tmd.
Medical imaging. A TMJ MRI is a method of imaging the jaw joint. It is similar to an x-ray but it shows soft tissues as well as bone.
Magnetic resonance. A TMJ MRI is a magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint. It used to better visualize the hard and soft tissues of the jaw joint when necessary. Unlike a ct scan which only shows hard tissue, this shows soft tissue also and does not use xrays.
Imaging. A TMJ MRI is a special imaging study that shows all the structures of the TMJ.

How many TMJ MRI are allowed per year? Because I had done one 6 months ago and I need to do another one, but I am afraid it is too soon. Thank you!

No risk. There is no ionizing radiation with mri. So there is no risk. Mri uses powerful magnets. Ct (computed tomography) uses x-rays (ionizing radiation) for its images and that's what you have to worry about.
MRIs of the TMJ. Mris of the tmjs are not rountinely needed unless there is a significant functional disturbance, suspected pathology or progressive structural abnormalities. My first question for you would be; why are you getting mris of your jaw joints? The number of images allowed per year would depend on your particular insurance plan. There is no risk of radiation exposure from mris it is a safe test.
Depends on plan. Often the insurance company has a predetermined number of mri's allowed per year. The doctor or specialist ordering the MRI may need to write a letter of medical necessity to the insurance company to verify why another should be taken. Unfortunately, insurance companies look at the bottom line and often ignore the health of the individual.
No limit. Since MRI does not use any ionizing radiation (like x-rays and CT), there is no limit to the number of MRI scans you can have each year based on safety or health concerns. Repeated scans may be necessary at times, but can be costly. Of course, you should feel comfortable with multiple scans, and maybe you should discuss your concerns with your Doctor.
No radiation. No limit as far as I know. One of the big advantages of the MRI scan is no radiation.

Hi docs, would a TMJ MRI show tumors in other parts of the head?

Only. Only if the lesions were within the slices being examined on the mri. If you think you have a problem, seek examination and consultation.
TMJ. If the MRI is just of the tm joints, than no, it will not. A full head mri, or a ct scan, read by a radiologist, is the best way to have a proper diagnosis.
Yes. With a TMJ MRI you see the joint and surrounding structures. Not the entire head, but the area around the joint.

TMJ MRI showed bilateral adhesed disks with no evidence of disk displacement. TMJ specialist recommended arthroscopy and PT, is it worth the risk?

Arthrocentesis. A more conservative and less expensive approach would be to start with an Arthrocentesis otherwise known as a lavage. If this is not helpful them arthroscopic surgery would be indicated.

TMJ MRI on Mon. Have 2 yr old tattoo on lower back. Ok 2 have MRI? Had MRI in Oct (w/tat) w/no problems.

Yes. There should be no problems related to your tattoo.
Irrelevant. I don't see any problems related to your tattoo and TMJ MRI. You can get an MRI scan which can be used to give a detailed picture of the TMJ joint.

Tmj MRI severe osteoarthritis. My O/S advice, pain mgt, blocks, implant nerve stim. Having severe pain. Already on PM. Had condylotomy 2008. Tx?

See OFP. Orofacial pain specialists are experts in TMJ pathology disorders. Your symptoms should be viewed as a group (joint + muscles) of related conditions or separate issues. Rec.: schedule an appointment asap to prevent future complications. Here is the link for more information: http://www. Aaop. Org/
TMJ surgeon. You should still attempt conservative treatment. See a TMJ specialist. You may need TMJ surgery. Also see very experienced TMJ surgeon.

Is neuromuscular dentistry effective for TMJ? MRI shows bone spurs, disc fragments and flattening of the Condyle

Recommendation. Suggest you get referral to Oral Surgeon, as your description raises concerns about extensive degeneration of the joint, and you may require a repair procedure. You may even want two opinions on how to manage.