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Tests to diagnose

You might have one or more of these tests. You usually have them as an outpatient.

X-ray

Find out about x-rays for salivary gland cancer including what they are, how you have them and what happens afterwards.

Ultrasound of the neck

Find out what an ultrasound is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Fine needle aspiration (FNA)

Find out about fine needle aspiration (FNA) for salivary gland cancer. 

Incisional biopsy

Find out what an incisional biopsy is, why you might have it and what happens.

MRI scan

Find out what an MRI scan is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jun 2014

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