Recent advances in cross-sectional renal imaging -an oncologic perspective: The current concepts and the future challenges

Dhakshinamoorthy Ganeshan*, Mike Notohamiprodjo, Paul Nikolaidis, Rupan Sanyal, Priya Bhosale

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Renal imaging remains a critical tool to differentiate and manage benign from malignant renal disorders. Conventional multidetector computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) provide great anatomical details, although lack functional information and specificity. The lack of resolution undermines the functional capabilities of nuclear medicine imaging. Functional MR imaging has shown strong utility in imaging of renal masses, with evolving techniques such as diffusion, perfusion, and blood oxygen level-dependent sequences. At the same time, newer techniques like dual-energy CT and CT perfusion are also showing promise in renal oncologic imaging.This article will discuss the recent advances in MR imaging and CT techniques pertaining to renal oncological applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)962-970
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • ASL
  • BOLD
  • DECT
  • newer imaging techniques
  • perfusion imaging
  • renal cell cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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