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Understanding Your Diagnosis

  1. Abdominal Ultrasound

    Abdominal ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound wave technology to assess the organs, structures, and blood flow inside the abdomen.

  2. Antegrade Pyelogram

    An antegrade pyelogram is a procedure that uses a combination of contrast dye and X-rays to diagnose obstructions and other problems in the upper urinary tract.

  3. Can I Survive Kidney Cancer? What Is My Prognosis?
  4. Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney

    CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are often used to assess the kidneys for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.

  5. How Does My Doctor Know I Have Kidney Cancer?
  6. I’ve Just Been Told I Have Kidney Cancer
  7. Intravenous Pyelogram

    An intravenous pyelogram is a procedure that uses a combination of contrast dyes and X-rays to look for obstructions in the blood flow of the kidneys or poor kidney function.

  8. Kidney Biopsy

    A kidney biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present, or to determine how well the kidney is working.

  9. Kidney Scan

    A kidney scan uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the kidneys, as well as blood flow to the kidney tissue.

  10. Kidney Ultrasound

    An ultrasound of the kidney uses An ultrasound of the kidney is a procedure in which sound wave technology is used to assess the size, shape, and location of the kidneys in order to detect injuries, abnormalities or disease.

  11. Renal Angiogram

    A renal angiogram, also called an arteriogram, is an x-ray image of the blood vessels of the kidneys.

  12. Tests You May Need After You Know You Have Kidney Cancer
  13. Understanding Your Grade and Stage of Kidney Cancer
  14. Understanding Your Type of Kidney Cancer