What is a CT TM Joints scan?

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A CT TM Joints scan is a Multi-slice Computed Tomography Scan that is used to scan your jaw joint to produce 3D images.

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What happens during your CT TM Joints scan?

A. Before your scan

What to bring

  • Your request form
  • Any relevant previous imaging
  • Your Medicare card

Preparation – On the day of the scan

No preparation is required. If there is any chance you may be pregnant, please inform us before your scan.

B. During your CT TM Joints scan


You will be made comfortable on the examination table.. Your head and jaw position will be finalised and the table will slide into the CT machine. You will be asked to bite together for the first scan and to open your mouth maximally for the second scan. The actual scan only takes a few seconds.

Risks and side effects

A Low Dose CT TM Joints scan is a very low-risk procedure. Find out more about CT Risks and Side Effects.

Who will perform my scan?

Our specialist medical imaging team will perform your CT TM Joints scan.

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What happens after your CT TM Joints scan?

How do I get my results?

The data we gather from your scan is used to create images which will be available online, on CD and/0r hard copy, depending on your doctor’s preference.

All scans are reviewed by our Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists,  Clinical Professor Bernard Koong or Dr Tom Huang. We are the only practice in WA with full time AHPRA registered Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologists in residence, who are always available to your doctor to discuss your individual case.

For non?urgent cases we ask that you allow 2?4 working days for the results.

Urgent cases can be expedited and, where necessary, our radiologists are also able to discuss the results with your doctor over the phone soon after the scan.

Post procedural information

You will be able to return to your normal daily activities after your scan.