The Temporomandibular Joint of The Normal Adults As Seen and Measured By CT and MRI
Twenty sides of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) of ten normal adults were scaned by computed tomography (CT) ,and three persons of them were scaned by magnetic resonance image (MRI). All CT projections were examined of the hard tissues of the TMJ in three dimensions. The morphology of the mandibular fossa and the condyle was determined by use of axial and coronal CT projections We found that the bilateral condylar movements showed no difference. The morphology: and position of the TMJ meniscus in "blink mode" window of CT were evaluated according to closed centric position and opened position as open as possible. The result , was confirned , by MRI.