Salivary gland damage is a known complication of radioactive iodine therapy unfortunately we still not have an effective treatment to protect salivary glands from the radiation selenium is a known antioxidant that has shown to decrease side effects of radiation therapy in other cancers in this study the authors explore the role of selenium in preservation of salivary glands function after . Radioisotope study of salivary glands article in russian iudin la pmid 5616282 pubmed indexed for medline mesh terms adult humans iodine radioisotopes male methods radiometry salivary gland diseases diagnostic imaging salivary gland neoplasms diagnostic imaging sialography substances iodine radioisotopes . Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. The book discusses the use of radioisotope methods in the diagnosis of salivary gland diseases anatomical and physiological features of the salivary gland are summarized and radiotracer . In a prospective quantitative study spiegel et al showed a dose dependent reduction in salivary gland function after rai therapy and suggest that greater than 500 mci is associated with complete salivary gland failure damage to the salivary glands can be quantitated through technetium 99m uptake by the salivary glands at 10 minutes and
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