Salivary or Parotid Scan

A salivary gland scan is a nuclear medicine test that examines the uptake and secretion of a radioactive tracer in the salivary glands. The pattern of uptake and secretion shows if these glands are functioning normally.

Test Preparation

None

Exam Procedure

A radioactive tracer will be injected into a vein in your arm followed immediately by images. The procedure will take just under one hour.