Ultrasound of Renal Masses

Academic Article


  • Renal masses are common incidental findings. Although most are benign, it is important to evaluate for features concerning for malignancy. Because of its relative low cost; excellent differentiation among simple cysts, complex cysts, and solid lesions; and lack of ionizing radiation, ultrasound is the preferred modality for initial workup of renal lesions. Given the increasing availability of contrast-enhanced ultrasound, more and more lesions are now able to be completely characterized by sonography alone, including use of the Bosniak criteria.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 24952300
  • Author List

  • Burgan CM; Sanyal R; Lockhart ME
  • Start Page

  • 585
  • End Page

  • 600
  • Volume

  • 57
  • Issue

  • 3