Quantitative evaluation of salivary gland scintigraphy in Sjögren’s syndrome: comparison of diagnostic efficacy and relationship with pathological features of the salivary glands

@article{Huang2020QuantitativeEO,
  title={Quantitative evaluation of salivary gland scintigraphy in Sj{\"o}gren’s syndrome: comparison of diagnostic efficacy and relationship with pathological features of the salivary glands},
  author={Jingxiong Huang and Jingxun Wu and Liang Zhao and Wen Bin Liu and Jihong Wei and Zh Hu and Bing Hao and Hua Wu and Long Sun and Haojun Chen},
  journal={Annals of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2020},
  volume={34},
  pages={289-298}
}
Objective The value of salivary gland scintigraphy (SGS) in the evaluation of Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of quantitative SGS in patients with xerostomia and to assess the correlation between scintigraphic parameters and pathological features of salivary glands. Methods Medical records of 165 patients with xerostomia who underwent [99mTc] pertechnetate SGS and labial biopsy were retrospectively reviewed. The… 

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