Imaging and Screening of Kidney Cancer

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Abstract

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) exhibits a diverse and heterogeneous disease spectrum, but insight into its molecular biology has provided an improved understanding of potential risk factors, oncologic behavior, and imaging features. Computed tomography (CT) and MR imaging may allow the identification and preoperative subtyping of RCC and assessment of a response to various therapies. Active surveillance is a viable management option in some patients and has provided further insight into the natural history of RCC, including the favorable prognosis of cystic neoplasms. This article reviews CT and MR imaging in RCC and the role of screening in selected high-risk populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1235-1250
Number of pages16
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume55
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

Keywords

  • Active surveillance
  • Bosniak classification
  • Computed tomography imaging
  • Kidney cancer
  • MR imaging
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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