How to Ultrasound a Suspected Renal Mass

  • Michael J. WestonEmail author


Essential considerations are whether the lesion is a true mass or not, if the mass is cystic or solid, and whether the mass is benign or malignant. If a renal mass is suspected on ultrasound, it needs to be characterized. Sometimes, clinical signs or past imaging give the answer, but otherwise CT or MR scans will be needed.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Renal Mass Harmonic Imaging Renal Cell Carcinoma Internal Echo 
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Further Reading

  1. Allan PL, Baxter GM, Weston MJ, editors. Clinical ultrasound. 3rd ed. London: Churchill Livingstone; 2011: Chapters 26 and 27.Google Scholar
  2. Dyer R, et al. Simplified imaging approach for evaluation of solid renal masses in adults. Radiology. 2008;247:331–43.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologySt James’s University HospitalLeedsUK

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