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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2017, vol. 23, issue 2
Subject Area: Dental Medicine - Prosthetic Dentistry
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2017232.1607
Published online: 26 June 2017

Review article

J of IMAB 2017 Apr-Jun;23(2):1607-1610
Mariana Dimova-Gabrovska1ORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail, Desislava Dimitrova2ORCID logo, Tihomir Georgiev3,
1) Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
2) Dentist, AGPPDP Edinstvo Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria
3) Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University-Varna, Bulgaria.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic method which can provide detailed images of organs and structures of the human body.
The purpose of this review is to explore and introduce the diagnostic capabilities of MRI in imaging m. masseter in conditions of norm and pathology.
The material of the review is information of 20 literary sources selected from 530, found by keywordsfromJanuary to April 2017.
The information about MRI imaging of the normal anatomy of m. masseter and the most common findings in muscle - muscle hypertrophy, inflammatory changes, vascular malformations, intramuscular hemangioma, cysticercosis and changes after radiotherapy was analyzed.
In conclusion, the diagnostic capabilities of MRI of masseter muscle – both in the conditions of norm and pathology were confirmed. The method is considered to be reliable, objective, non-invasive and accurate.

Keywords: MRI, diagnostics, m.masseter,

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Dimova-Gabrovska M, Dimitrova D, Georgiev T. Application of MRI in the diagnostics of m.masseter. J of IMAB. 2017 Jan-Mar;23(2):1607-1610. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2017232.1607

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. Prof. M. Dimova-Gabrovska, PhD, DSc, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia; 1, St. George Sofiiski Blvd., Floor 8 office 805, 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail: marianadimova@abv.bg

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Received: 27 April 2017
Published online: 26 June 2017

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