Salivary Gland Scan
How To Prepare
Before the salivary gland scan, tell your doctor if you:
- Are or might be pregnant.
- Are breast-feeding. You will need to use formula for 1 to 2 days after the scan so you won't pass the tracer to your baby. You should throw out any breast milk you collect during this time.
- Have had other nuclear scans recently. If so, the salivary gland scan may need to be delayed.
Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have regarding the need for the test, its risks, how it will be done, or what the results may mean. To help you understand the importance of this test, fill out the medical test information form (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology