Salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) is commonly employed in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and multiple scoring systems have been developed to quantify the grade of sialadenitis of major salivary glands (SG). Their diagnostic performance seems overall comparable, however, the parameters evaluated by the various systems are different. The objective of this study was to compare how four different scoring systems affect the distribution of sialadenitis grades.

Ultrasound scoring systems affect the distribution of sialadenitis scores in Sjögren's syndrome: an inter-system reproducibility study

Cafaro, Giacomo;Perricone, Carlo;Bursi, Roberto;Riccucci, Ilenia;Calvacchi, Santina;Lomurno, Giuseppe;Gerli, Roberto;Bartoloni, Elena
2022

Abstract

Salivary gland ultrasonography (SGUS) is commonly employed in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and multiple scoring systems have been developed to quantify the grade of sialadenitis of major salivary glands (SG). Their diagnostic performance seems overall comparable, however, the parameters evaluated by the various systems are different. The objective of this study was to compare how four different scoring systems affect the distribution of sialadenitis grades.
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