Current state of MRI in renal mass diagnosis and staging of RCC
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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 wordsMagnetic resonance imaging Renal mass Renal cell carcinoma Staging
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