What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of submandibular sialadenitis/sialadenosis?

Updated: May 12, 2020
  • Author: Adi Yoskovitch, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is of little utility in sialadenitis or sialadenosis. It does not allow evaluation of the ductal system, and it is not helpful in defining calcifications. It is an excellent tool for soft tissue definition and is invaluable in instances of suspected neoplasia.


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