Management of the Incidental Renal Mass on CT: A White Paper of the ACR Incidental Findings Committee

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  • The ACR Incidental Findings Committee (IFC) presents recommendations for renal masses that are incidentally detected on CT. These recommendations represent an update from the renal component of the JACR 2010 white paper on managing incidental findings in the adrenal glands, kidneys, liver, and pancreas. The Renal Subcommittee, consisting of six abdominal radiologists and one urologist, developed this algorithm. The recommendations draw from published evidence and expert opinion and were finalized by informal iterative consensus. Each flowchart within the algorithm describes imaging features that identify when there is a need for additional imaging, surveillance, or referral for management. Our goal is to improve quality of care by providing guidance for managing incidentally detected renal masses.
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    Author List

  • Herts BR; Silverman SG; Hindman NM; Uzzo RG; Hartman RP; Israel GM; Baumgarten DA; Berland LL; Pandharipande PV
  • Start Page

  • 264
  • End Page

  • 273
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 2