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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Oct;191(4):1220-32. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.3568.

Renal cell carcinoma: diagnosis, staging, and surveillance.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Box 368, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030-4009, USA.



This educational review focuses on the staging and radiologic evaluation of renal cell carcinoma. It includes discussion of the epidemiology, pathology, and therapeutic options of renal cell carcinoma and the implications for radiologic follow-up.


The incidence of renal cell carcinoma has been increasing. Imaging plays a central role in its detection, staging, and treatment evaluation and follow-up.

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