A comparison of acoustic radiation force impulse imaging and scintigraphy in the functional evaluation of the major salivary glands.

PURPOSE This study aimed to determine the efficacy of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging for the functional assessment of salivary glands by comparing ARFI with salivary gland scintigraphy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively evaluated 60 parotid (P) glands and 60 submandibular (SM) glands of 30 patients using salivary gland scintigraphy… (More)