CT in Kidney Cancer
With the advent of MDCT, the role of CT in the diagnosis and pre-surgical planning of RCC has been greatly expanded. Along with these technical improvements, new challenges facing the radiologist have emerged. These challenges include the adoption of scanning protocols designed to maximize diagnostic accuracy while at the same time minimizing radiation to the patient and image overload for the radiologist. Renal CT with multiple-phase image acquisitions as well as 3D reconstructions provides the clinician with all the information necessary for surgical planning.
KeywordsRenal Cell Carcinoma Arterial Phase Renal Mass Hounsfield Unit Helical Compute Tomography
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