Diagnosis & Disease Information

MRI Better Than CT for Follow-Up

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be superior to computed tomography for radiographic surveillance following laparoscopic renal cryoablation of renal masses, researchers reported at the World Congress of Endourology in Chicago.

Imaging Agent for Bladder Cancer Okayed

The FDA has approved Cysview (hexaminolevulinate HCl), an optical imaging agent indicated for use in the cystoscopic detection of non-muscle-invasive papillary bladder cancer in patients suspected or known to have lesions on the basis of prior cystoscopy.

Bhavika Dave, MD

Cryoablation Useful For Renal Tumors

TAMPA, Fla.—Cryoablation guided by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is safe and effective for treating solid renal tumors, even those up to 7 cm in diameter, according to new data presented here at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting. The technique could be an alternative to partial or total surgical resection.

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