TMJ imaging by CBCT: Current scenario.

Keywords: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), Temporomandibular joint disorder, TMD, TMJ, 3D imaging, orofacial pain, neck pain, migraine, and headache.

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a technique being used more often in dentomaxillofacial imaging. The cone-shaped X-ray beam centered on a two dimensional (2D) detector produces a series of 2D images. The reconstruction of the images into 3 dimensional (3D) images is done using the modified Feldkamp algorithm. This allows for an accurate 3D look into the patient’s temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and more importantly, an accurate diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The scan time of a 3D cone beam is 8.9 seconds and it is 1/10th the radiation of a medical CT scan. At AZTMJ, we don’t just treat your symptoms; we diagnose and treat the cause of your discomfort to enable you to live your life more comfortably. Dr. Stan Farrell is a Diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, making him one of the best-qualified doctors in the country for treating head pain. His state-of-the-art treatments are proven to alleviate pain over the long term without the dangers of addiction to prescribed medications. If you or someone you know suffers from TMD, headaches, migraines, and or facial pain, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Stan Farrell or visit us at for more information.

Krishnamoorthy B1, Mamatha N, Kumar VA. 1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ITS-Centre of Dental Sciences and Research, Delhi-Meerut Road, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.