Adrenal Masses

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


The adrenal gland is a common site of disease, involved in a spectrum of pathology. Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) is an essential tool in adrenal imaging due to its high accuracy in both the detection and characterization of adrenal masses. As a result, MSCT can make specific diagnoses, separating inconsequential adrenal masses from those that require intervention. This chapter discusses contemporary adrenal imaging by MSCT of commonly encountered adrenal masses in key clinical scenarios: detection of a biochemically active adrenal tumor, characterization of an adrenal mass in staging of patients with primary malignancy, and evaluation of an incidentally discovered adrenal mass.


Adrenal Gland Adrenal Mass Adrenocortical Carcinoma Adrenal Adenoma Cushing Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingRhode Island Hospital-Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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