How is scintigraphy used in the diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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With salivary scintigraphy, the uptake and secretion of sodium pertechnetate technetium-99m (99m Tc) is a gauge of the salivary flow rates and can provide an objective measurement of salivary gland dysfunction. However, the finding of low flow rates is not specific to Sjögren syndrome.


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