What is the role of contrast-enhanced CT scanning in the workup of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Contrast-enhanced CT scanning has become the imaging procedure of choice for diagnosis and staging of renal cell cancer and has virtually replaced excretory urography and renal ultrasonography. Ultrasonographic examination can be useful in evaluating questionable cystic renal lesions if CT imaging is inconclusive. Large papillary renal tumors are frequently undetectable by renal ultrasonography.

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