What are the American Urological Association (AUA) guidelines for imaging in the workup of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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The 2009 American Urological Association (AUA) guideline for the management of the clinical T1 renal mass recommends a high-quality cross-sectional CT or MRI, first without and then with intravenous contrast if renal function is adequate. The objectives are as follows. [21] :

  • Rule out angiomyolipoma

  • Evaluate for locally invasive features

  • Study the involved anatomy

  • Determine the status of the uninvolved kidney and its vasculature


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