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A 28-year-old female asked:

Can saliva glands be seen on a head ct scan especially the parotid gland or would a neck ct have to be done to see this?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Lustig
11 years experience
Neck CT: You cannot fully see the parotid glands on a head CT, a soft tissue Neck CT is what you want.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Part of the parotids: might be seen, but not well. Need a neck CT or MRI.

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