Can Infrared Thermography be a Diagnostic Tool for Arthralgia of the Temporormandibular Joint?

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Can Infrared Thermography be a Diagnostic Tool for Arthralgia of the Temporormandibular Joint?

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dc.contributor.author Fikackova, Hanna sv
dc.contributor.author Ekberg, EwaCarin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-27T07:10:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-27T07:10:12Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.issn 1079-2104 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7892
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a review of the use of infrared thermography in diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthralgia. The question examined was whether the infrared thermography could be reliably used as a tool to diagnose arthralgia by objectively assessing the site of origin and the degree of irritation. Controlled studies were performed by using advanced thermographic devices to show both diagnostic va-lidity and reliability of infrared thermography as a screening test for selecting healthy subjects from patients with unilateral TMJ arthralgia. The study revealed that thermography fails to meet the criteria of high level of evidence. Further studies are required to confirm these results in order to specify analysis of facial thermal patterns and to better un-derstand the relationship between TMJ arthralgia and regional tem-perature changes. Until then infrared thermography cannot be recom-mended for routine use as a diagnostic technique to identify TMJ dis-orders. en
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Can Infrared Thermography be a Diagnostic Tool for Arthralgia of the Temporormandibular Joint? en
dc.type Article, review en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.tripleo.2004.02.080 en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology;6 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 98 en
dc.format.ePage 650
dc.format.sPage 643
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