The place of magnetic resonance and ultrasonographic examinations of the parotid gland in the diagnosis and follow-up of primary Sjögren's syndrome.

@article{Makula2000ThePO,
  title={The place of magnetic resonance and ultrasonographic examinations of the parotid gland in the diagnosis and follow-up of primary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Eva Makula and Gyula Pokorny and Maria Nagy Kiss and Erika V{\"o}r{\"o}s and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Kov{\'a}cs and Attila Kov{\'a}cs and L. Csernay and Andr{\'a}s Palk{\'o}},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={97-104}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim was to determine the place of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonographic (US) examination in the diagnosis and follow-up of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS Parotid MRI and US examinations were carried out on 44 primary SS patients and 52 controls of similar age. RESULTS The most important structural changes in SS were different degrees of parenchymal inhomogeneity, which could be detected by both methods, and were found more frequently in the SS patients than… CONTINUE READING