The role of salivary gland elastosonography in Sjogren's syndrome: preliminary results


Tatar I. G., Altunoglu H., Kurt A., Altunoglu A., ÖZTÜRK M. A., ERTEN Ş., ...More

International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, vol.17, no.8, pp.904-909, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/1756-185x.12503
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.904-909
  • Keywords: elastosonography, salivary glands, Sjogren's syndrome, DIAGNOSTIC-VALUE, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, SCINTIGRAPHY, SIALOGRAPHY, TIME, CRITERIA, BIOPSY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

AimThere is a need for a reliable, noninvasive radiological method for the assessment of salivary gland changes in Sjogren's syndrome (SS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of elastosonography as a noninvasive, sonographic modality evaluating tissue stiffness for salivary gland involvement in SS.