Table 4

Mean parotid dose in relation to reduction of salivary flow in studies with dose-volume histogram based on planning head and neck computed tomography scans
Study Patient No Technique to assess salivary flow Mean parotid dose Evaluation time
Teshima et al. [1] 20 Saxon test 30 Gy NS
Bussels et al. [3] 16 Scintigraphy 22.5 Gy 7 months
Roesink et al. [6] 108 Suction cup 39 Gy months
Eisbruch et al. [9] 88 Suction cup 26 Gy 12 months
Cerezo et al. [11] 16 Spitting cup 4.7 Gy (contralateral unirradiated parotid) 12 months
Munter et al. [19] 18 Scintigraphy 26 Gy 6 months
Chao et al. [20] 41 Spitting cup 30 Gy 6 months
Saarilahti et al. [21] 17 Spitting cup 25.5 Gy 12 months

Gy: Gray; NS: not specified.

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