What is the imaging procedure of choice for diagnosis and staging of renal cell cancer?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (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. In most cases, CT imaging can differentiate cystic masses from solid masses and supplies information about lymph node, renal vein, and inferior vena cava involvement.


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