Journal article

Multidetector computed tomography vs magnetic resonance imaging for defining the upper limit of tumour thrombus in renal cell carcinoma: a study and review

N Lawrentschuk, J Gani, R Riordan, S Esler, DM Bolton

BJU INTERNATIONAL | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the findings of multidetector computed tomography (CT) with surgical pathology and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to determine the accuracy of delineating the superior extent of inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombotic involvement in renal cell cancer (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective database was examined of 11 patients (median age 65 years, range 45-77) being assessed for suspected IVC extension of RCC tumour thrombus with both multidetector CT and MRI. All had pathology confirming RCC, and eight of those undergoing surgery had pathological confirmation of tumour thrombus extent. All images were analysed originally, then re-analysed by two independent radiologi..

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