Renal Cell Carcinoma: Interactive CT Case Study

Editor: Richard Lindsey

November 26, 2014

3D Reconstruction of CT Scan Featuring RCC

This animation shows a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. The patient is a 59-year-old woman diagnosed with clear cell RCC. A renal mass is visible on the lateral aspect of the right kidney.

3D reconstruction of CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the kidney is a tool used primarily for surgical planning[1,2,3] and is typically performed on a case-by-case basis.[4] For RCC, this technique produces a visualization of the kidney, mass, and surrounding structures that approximates the 3D anatomy the surgeon will encounter during the procedure. In complex cases, this approach can be a valuable adjunct to the review of cross-sectional imaging.

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