Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Radiol Clin North Am. 2017 Mar;55(2):243-258. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2016.10.003. Epub 2016 Dec 12.

Imaging of Solid Renal Masses.

Author information

1
Department of Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Harry Hines 5323, 2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390, USA.
2
Department of Radiology and Advanced Imaging Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Harry Hines 5323, 2201 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390, USA. Electronic address: ivan.pedrosa@utsouthwestern.edu.

Abstract

Detection of solid renal masses has increased, although it has not resulted in significant mortality reduction from renal cell carcinoma. Efforts for improved lesion characterization have been pursued and incorporated in management algorithms, in order to distinguish clinically significant tumors from favorable or benign conditions. Concurrently, imaging methods have produced evidence supporting their role as useful tools not only in lesion detection but also characterization. In addition, newer modalities, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, and advanced applications of MR imaging, are being investigated. This article reviews the current role of different imaging methods in the characterization of solid renal masses.

KEYWORDS:

Angyomiolipoma; Image-guided biopsy; Lymphoma; MR imaging; Renal cell carcinoma; Renal oncocytoma; Ultrasonography; X-ray computed tomography

PMID:
28126214
PMCID:
PMC5607740
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2016.10.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center