Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

MINI-SYMPOSIA-HEAD AND NECK
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 325--333

Pictorial essay: Salivary gland imaging


Rajul Rastogi1, Sumeet Bhargava2, Govindarajan Janardan Mallarajapatna3, Sudhir Kumar Singh4 
1 Yash Diagnostic Center, Yash Hospital and Research Center, Moradabad, India
2 Department of Radiology and Imaging, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, India
3 Department of Imaging and Interventions, Health Care Global Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of ENT, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajul Rastogi
Yash Hospital and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh - 244001
India

Salivary glands are the first organs of digestion secreting their digestive juices into the oral cavity. Parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands are the major paired salivary glands in the decreasing order of their size. In addition, multiple small minor salivary glands are noted randomly distributed in the upper aerodigestive tract, including paranasal sinuses and parapharyngeal spaces. The imaging is directed to the major salivary glands. Commonly used imaging methods include plain radiography and conventional sialography. Recently, high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS) is being increasingly used for targeted salivary gland imaging. However, the advent of cross-sectional imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have revolutionized the imaging of salivary glands. This article illustrates the role of imaging in evaluating the variegated disease pattern of the major salivary glands.


How to cite this article:
Rastogi R, Bhargava S, Mallarajapatna GJ, Singh SK. Pictorial essay: Salivary gland imaging.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2012;22:325-333


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Rastogi R, Bhargava S, Mallarajapatna GJ, Singh SK. Pictorial essay: Salivary gland imaging. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];22:325-333
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