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Salivary Gland Scintigraphy
Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • 3 major pairs of exocrine salivary glands secrete saliva into mouth through salivary ducts
            • Parotid glands: Anterior and inferior to ears
            • Submandibular glands: Under mandible in floor of mouth
            • Sublingual glands: In floor of mouth, lateral to tongue
          • Dysfunction can occur due to autoimmune disease, external beam radiation or I-131 therapy, infection, stones, and benign and malignant neoplasms

        IMAGING

        • Imaging Recommendations

          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

            CLINICAL ISSUES

            • Presentation

              • Treatment

                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                • Consider

                  Selected References

                  1. MacDonald A et al: Infrequently performed studies in nuclear medicine: part 2. J Nucl Med Technol. 37(1):1-13, 2009
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                  KEY FACTS

                  • Imaging

                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                        TERMINOLOGY

                        • Definitions

                          • 3 major pairs of exocrine salivary glands secrete saliva into mouth through salivary ducts
                            • Parotid glands: Anterior and inferior to ears
                            • Submandibular glands: Under mandible in floor of mouth
                            • Sublingual glands: In floor of mouth, lateral to tongue
                          • Dysfunction can occur due to autoimmune disease, external beam radiation or I-131 therapy, infection, stones, and benign and malignant neoplasms

                        IMAGING

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  Selected References

                                  1. MacDonald A et al: Infrequently performed studies in nuclear medicine: part 2. J Nucl Med Technol. 37(1):1-13, 2009