OBJECTIVE. MDCT protocol optimization for renal cell carcinoma requires attention to several data acquisition, reconstruction, and display parameters. Specifically, multiple acquisitions with varying coverage, careful timing of each contrast-enhanced phase, and use of 2D and 3D multiplanar displays are required. This article reviews these parameters, supplemented by experience-based pearls and pitfalls. CONCLUSION. Proper data acquisition and utilization of postprocessing tools are essential to avoid missed diagnoses or misinterpretation when imaging renal cell carcinoma.
- 3D rendering
- Multiplanar reconstructions
- Renal cell carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging