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A 22-year-old female asked:

how reliable are regular head mri and chest ct scans to early detect potential recurrence of acinic cell carcinoma of parotid?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Recurrence: The chest ct won't include the parotid regions, and a standard head MRI won't adequately evaluate it, so neither is good for local recurrence. ct or MRI tailored to parotid would be necessary.

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Last updated Jul 7, 2014

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