Imaging of Solid Renal Masses

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-258
Number of pages16
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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