Ultrasound of the salivary glands

Author(s): Dr Nicholas Drage, Freya Smith-Jack

Hospital: University Dental Hospital Cardiff, University of Bristol Dental Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 42, 495, 11-12


High resolution ultrasound is considered the first line imaging investigation in the management of a salivary gland swelling. This article describes the normal anatomy of the salivary glands and outlines the typical ultrasound appearance of some of the common and serious diseases affecting them.

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