The use of the panoramic radiograph for diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)--comparison to other imaging techniques

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Abstract

The panoramic radiograph is the most commonly used radiographic technique for initial evaluation and diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). The purpose of this article is to highlight the principles of interpretation and limitations of the panoramic radiograph as an imaging technique of the temporomandibular joint. The indications for selecting the most suitable imaging technique for various TMD diagnoses are presented in accordance with the most recent position paper of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-29, 54
JournalRefuat Hapeh Vehashinayim
Volume24
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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