sialography


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sialography

(ˌsaɪəˈlɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Medicine) radiography of salivary glands once they have been injected with a contrast medium
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In general, imaging modalities for the parotid gland include plain radiography, sialography [either conventional, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography (US), CT, MRI, and radionuclide scintigraphy (5).
Sialography is rarely indicated and should be restricted to cases of sialadenitis related to radiolucent calculi.
The classic investigation methods for sialolithiasis include conventional radiography and imaging such as, ultrasound, computed tomography CT scans and sialography.
Where available, sialography has also been useful in diagnosing RJP in the past, with the very characteristic patterns of multiple areas of punctate and globular sialectasis scattered throughout the glandular parenchyma.
5 ml/15 minutes) * Abnormal parotid sialography * Abnormal salivary scintigraphy VI.
Parotid sialography showing the presence of diffuse sialectasiasis (punctate, caviatary or destructive pattern), without evidence of obstruction in the major ducts.
The similar methods were used for diagnosis of sialocele in dogs by Smith (2000) and additionally sialography might be done as reported by Glen (1972) and Harvey (1993).
Ultrasonography, scintigraphy, sialography and biopsy of the salivary glands can also be helpful [7-10].
To measure the amount of saliva you produce over a certain time, your health care professional may order tests such as a salivary scintigraphy, which involves injection of a radioactive isotope, or a sialography, an x-ray of the salivary-duct system that shows how much saliva flows into your mouth.
Sialography allows the whole duct system to be visualised, demonstrating calculi of all sizes and also glandular damage from chronic obstruction.