Imaging Procedures

Imaging procedures such as classical X-ray, DVT, CT, MRT and ultrasound play only a secondary role in CMD diagnosis because the main part of the diagnosis actually comes from the patient’s pain history (anamnesis) and the short clinical examination. Of all the various imaging techniques only the panoramic X-ray (PSA or OPG) belongs to the standard diagnosis, because it makes it possible to exclude general disorders such as fractures, tumours and some bone diseases.


If your doctor recommends any kind of additional imaging procedures apart from the panoramic X-ray as a component of your jaw joint diagnosis, without offering any kind of justification for this, then you should certainly refuse this expensive additional examination.