Diagnostic of renal cell carcinoma imaging methods


MUDr. Miroslav Kašpar, CSc.1; MUDr. Lucia Kaliská2

1 Radiodiagnostické oddělení, Protonové centrum Praha

2 Oddělení nukleární medicíny PET/CT, Protonové centrum Praha



For the correct treatment of renal tumors, the most accurate diagnosis is necessary, histological examination is still the most accurate, but recently the diagnosis has been improved by imaging methods both in determining the histological type and in the detection of small kidney tumors. Of the total number of kidney tumors, 20% are benign tumors, the rest are malignant tumors that require a more aggressive treatment. The most important is to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, which is achieved by using imaging techniques with relatively high accuracy. The effort continues to distinguish between individual types of malignant tumors, where the results are not yet fully satisfactory, but individual imaging methods are being improved.


Key words

X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MR, renal cell carcinoma, clear cell renal cell carcinoma, papillary renal cell carcinoma, chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, angiomyolipoma, oncocytoma



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