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Radiological assessment

Aslam Sohaib

in Renal Cancer

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199562312
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607402 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562312.003.0002

Series: Oxford Oncology Library

Radiological assessment

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• Radiological assessment is central to the multidisciplinary management of a patient with renal cancer • Imaging is used in the following: • Detection and characterization of renal tumour • Staging renal cancer • Planning surgery • Assessment of treatment response • Follow up of a patient/detection of recurrent or metastatic disease • Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is the main imaging modality used in the evaluation of a patient with renal cancer • Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging are often used as complementary or problem-solving imaging techniques to CT • Role for positron emission tomography with F-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) is limited as the primary tumour and metastatic disease are often not FDG avid.

Chapter.  3197 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Oncology

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