MRI Tissue Characterization of an Anatomical Structure Subject to Major Functional Displacement: The Temporomandibular Joint

  • A. M. Bernard
  • J. C. Quemar
  • H. Romdane
  • J. D. de Certaines


An MRI-based diagnosis relies both on morphological evaluation of the anatomical structures involved and the characterization of the tissues comprising them. The meniscus of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a fibrous, elliptical, and lenticular structure of varying thickness, with a maximum of 4 mm in the glenoid fossa area, but considerably less than this in the articular surface and in the region of junction with the capsular fibers.


Surface Coil Temporomandibular Joint Glenoid Fossa Anatomical Specimen Posterior Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Bernard
    • 1
  • J. C. Quemar
  • H. Romdane
  • J. D. de Certaines
  1. 1.Laboratoire de RMNCHURennesFrance

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