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World J Radiol. Jun 28, 2022; 14(6): 137-150
Published online Jun 28, 2022. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v14.i6.137
Recent advances in imaging techniques of renal masses
Ankita Aggarwal, Chandan J Das, Sanjay Sharma
Ankita Aggarwal, Department of Radiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College& Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi 110029, India
Chandan J Das, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 110029, India
Sanjay Sharma, Department of Radiology (RPC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
Author contributions: Aggarwal A contributed to manuscript writing and original drafting; Das CJ contributed to conceptualization, and manuscript writing and editing; Sharma S contributed to supervision.
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Corresponding author: Chandan J Das, MD, Additional Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, Delhi, Delhi 110029, India.
Received: December 21, 2021
Peer-review started: December 21, 2021
First decision: February 21, 2022
Revised: March 4, 2022
Accepted: June 16, 2022
Article in press: June 16, 2022
Published online: June 28, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: To overcome the deficiency in the existing imaging techniques for adequate characterization of renal masses, newer/advanced imaging methods have been devised and are being tested. This review will cover contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, shear wave elastography, dual-energy computed tomography (CT), perfusion CT, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MR perfusion, blood oxygen level-dependent MRI, MR spectroscopy, and positron emission tomography (PET)/prostate-specific membrane antigen-PET.