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CT in Kidney Cancer

  • Sheila Sheth
  • Elliot K. Fishman
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

3.9 Conclusion

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.

Keywords

Renal Cell Carcinoma Arterial Phase Renal Mass Hounsfield Unit Helical Compute Tomography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila Sheth
    • 1
  • Elliot K. Fishman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins HospitalJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Biopsy ServiceBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Outpatient CenterJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and Body CTBaltimoreUSA

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