Characterization of Incidental Renal Mass With Dual-Energy CT: Diagnostic Accuracy of Effective Atomic Number Maps for Discriminating Nonenhancing Cysts From Enhancing Masses.

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of effective atomic number maps reconstructed from dual-energy contrast-enhanced data for discriminating between nonenhancing renal cysts and enhancing masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred six patients (128 men, 78 women; mean age, 64 years) underwent a CT renal mass protocol… CONTINUE READING