Salivary Gland Scan
What To Think About
- In North America, a salivary gland scan is rarely done. Most often, a Reference CT scan Opens New Window or Reference magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Opens New Window is done to look at the salivary glands. An Reference ultrasound Opens New Window scan also may be done to look at the salivary glands. But a salivary scan is the only test that can see how well the salivary glands are working.
- Although a salivary gland scan may be done to evaluate dry mouth caused by Sjögren's syndrome, it usually is not used to diagnose this disease. But a salivary gland scan may be used to diagnose Sjögren's syndrome in a person who has Reference rheumatoid arthritis Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology