Sialography (also termed radiosialography) is the radiographic examination of the salivary glands. It usually involves the injection of a small amount of contrast medium into the salivary duct of a single gland, followed by routine X-ray projections.
The resulting diagram is called a sialogram.
- In the evaluation of the functional integrity of the salivary glands
- In case of obstructions
- To evaluate the ductal pattern
- In case of facial swellings, to rule out salivary gland pathology
- In case of intra-glandular neoplasms.
- Persons who are allergic to iodine and/or contrast medium.
- Cases where there is acute infection,
- patients with thyroid function tests
- When calculi are located in anterior part of the salivary gland duct