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Will TMJ show up on MRI?

I am a 27 year old male. I want to know if TMJ will show up on MRI?

6 Answers

yes
The MRI will show the position and movement of the meniscus (disc) in the TMJ. Displacement of the disc and inflammation (effusion) that can be visualized can be the source of your pain, but not the only one. It will often point someone in the right direction for your treatment.
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Yes it will. We use MRI to diagnose TMJ diseases
Will TMJ show up on MRI?

I am a 27 year old male. I want to know if TMJ will show up on MRI? I don't think that is the question you mean to ask. TMJ is the temporomandibular joint. If you have one it will show up on an MRI. If you don't have one, you don't have a jaw (at least don't have the joint on one side). The same thing can be said about elbow or knee, if you have one it will show up on an MRI. I think what you want to ask is if TMD, temporomandibular disfunction will show up on an MRI. Since it is a disfunction of the joint and a disfunctions is a symptom of how it works, no, it will not show up on an MRI. If you have disfunction of the temporomandibular joint, an MRI might help it visualizing possible causes of the disfunction. There are many people with joints that look terrible on lots of different forms of imaging but have no symptoms and therefore are not diagnosed with TMD.
The Joint itself would show up as well as if there is specific damage
It will if your symptoms are related to a soft-tissue issue.