Scintigraphic evaluation of salivary gland dysfunction in patients with thyroid cancer after radioiodine treatment


Caglar M., Tuncel M., Alpar R.

CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.27, no.11, pp.767-771, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000031607.42515.b3
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.767-771
  • Keywords: I-131 therapy, salivary gland scintigraphy, thyroid carcinoma, THERAPY, DIAGNOSIS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: Sialadenitis is a well-recognized adverse effect of high-dose radioactive iodine treatment. This study was undertaken to determine whether Tc-99m pertechnetate salivary gland scintigraphy may be used for objective assessment of salivary gland function in patients with thyroid cancer treated with I-131.