Salivary Gland Scan
A Reference salivary gland Opens New Window scan uses a special camera and a Reference tracer Opens New Window (radioactive chemical) to take pictures of the Reference salivary glands Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window. This can help your doctor find the cause of dry mouth (Reference xerostomia Opens New Window) or swelling in the salivary glands.
During a salivary gland scan, the tracer liquid is put into a vein (Reference IV) Opens New Window in your arm. The tracer moves through your blood and into the salivary glands. A special camera takes pictures to show how much tracer stays in the salivary glands.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology