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Abstract #2825

Real-time Imaging of the TMJ: Comparison of Methods

Kilian Stumpf1, Patrick Metze1, Tobias Speidel1, Thomas Hüfken1, and Volker Rasche1
1Department of Internal Medicine II, University Medical Center Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), such as pain and blockage, usually arise while the joint is in motion. Capturing this dynamic process requires high temporal resolutions and good contrast between condyle and articular disk, which is possible with advanced sequences that often need sophisticated reconstruction algorithms. In this contribution, the widely available or easily implemented and reconstructed TSE-Zoom sequence was compared to advanced radial and spiral sequences employing uniform and tiny golden angle(tyGA) profile ordering. While tyGA sequences allow fluid rendering of the joint motion, TSE-Zoom can be considered a viable alternative with excellent contrast between condyle and disk.

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