The ability to create 3-dimensional (3D) renderings from multidetector computed tomography data enables a global overview of complex anatomy and disease processes which can be difficult to appreciate on 2-dimensional images. As such, 3D computed tomography has become an invaluable adjunct for diagnosis and treatment planning of many urologic conditions. A newly available method of 3D visualization, known as cinematic rendering, uses a complex lighting model to create photorealistic images and holds promise for improved discrimination of tumors and cancer staging in genitourinary imaging. Here, we present the first published case of a clear cell renal cell carcinoma visualized with cinematic rendering.
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