Radiol Med 2020 Dec 8;125(12):1280-1287. Epub 2020 May 8.
Section of Radiology, Unit of Surgical Sciences, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Purpose: We investigate the use of ratio of lesion to cortex (L/C) attenuation and aorta-lesion attenuation difference (ALAD) on multiphase contrast-enhanced CT to help distinguish oncocytoma from clear cell RCC in small renal masses (diameter < 4 cm).
Methods: We retrospectively identified 76 patients that undergo CT before surgery for a suspicious small renal mass between January 2014 and December 2018 with pathological diagnosis of 21 oncocytomas (ROs), 25 clear cell RCCs, 7 chromophobe RCCs, 7 papillary RCCs, 7 multilocular cystic RCCs, 7 angiomyolipomas and 2 leiomyomas. CT attenuation values were obtained for the tumor, the normal renal cortex and the aorta, placing a circular region of interest (ROI) in the same slice by two radiologists, independently. Read More