Because of this, your kidney function will be checked with a blood test before you get IV contrast.
MRI scans are used less often than CT scans in people with kidney cancer.
Different echo patterns also can help doctors tell some types of benign and malignant kidney tumors from one another.
If a kidney biopsy is needed, this test can also be used to guide a biopsy needle into the mass to obtain a sample.
It can provide precise information about the size, shape, and location of a tumor.