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Diagnostic efficacy of cone beam computed tomography for the TMJ arthropathies


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Abstract

The CBCT has been developed recently, to be used specifically in the maxillofacial region, and has quickly positioned itself as the diagnostic imaging modality in most clinical situations, and is one of the elements that make up the evaluation of patients with temporomandibular joint arthropathies. The objective of this article is to discuss the diagnostic efficacy of cbct in the current scenario of the diagnostic imaging of TMJ.

Keywords

cone beam computed tomography, temporomandibular joint disorder, temporomandibular joint imaging, TMJ arthropathies, osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis, erosion, flattering, osteophyte, subcortical sclerosis, synovial chondromatosis, loose calcified bodies, subcondral cysts

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