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Title: Assessment of post-radiotherapy salivary glands
Authors: Cheng, SCH
Wu, VWC 
Kwong, DLW
Ying, MTC 
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: British Institute of Radiology
Source: British journal of radiology, 2011, v. 84, no. 1001, p. 393-402 How to cite?
Journal: British journal of radiology 
Abstract: Salivary glands are usually irradiated during radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, which can lead to radiation-induced damage. Radiation-induced xerostomia (oral dryness) is the most common post-radiotherapy complication for head and neck cancer patients and can reduce the patient's quality of life. Accurate and efficient salivary gland assessment methods provide a better understanding of the cause and degree of xerostomia, and may help in patient management. At present, there are different methods for the assessment of salivary gland hypofunction; however, none of them are considered to be standard procedure. This article reviews the value of common methods in the assessment of post-radiotherapy salivary glands.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/11949
ISSN: 0007-1285
EISSN: 1748-880X
DOI: 10.1259/bjr/66754762
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