Urologic radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 210–214 | Cite as

Current state of MRI in renal mass diagnosis and staging of RCC

  • Peggy J. Fritzsche


Renal imaging has been enhanced by the introduction of ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Each of these imaging modalities represents a unique contribution to detection and staging of renal cell carcinoma. MRI offers several advantages, specifically, determination of tumor origin, evaluation of vascular patency, detection of lymph node metastasis, and evaluation of direct tumor extension into adjacent organs.

Key words

Magnetic resonance imaging Renal mass Renal cell carcinoma Staging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peggy J. Fritzsche
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Schuman Pavillion, RM #2605Loma Linda University Medical CenterLoma LindaUSA

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