Abdomen, Kidney, Urinary Tract / Bladder, CT, MR, Diagnostic procedure, Surgery, Technical aspects, Cancer, Neoplasia
D. Garrido, S. Dutra, S. Amante, M. Chaves, M. Brum; Ponta Delgada/PT
Nephrometry Score is a useful scoring system that combines five of the most important tumor anatomic considerations and aims to help urologists plan surgical procedures according to a standardized approach,
attempting to make surgical options less subjective and offering up a solid base for future comparative studies.
Given the system’s reliance on cross-sectional imaging,
Radiologists are placed in a prime position to help guide and optimize patient care in order to strive for the highest possible rate of Nephron Sparing Surgery and a lower rate of surgical complications,
and should therefore be familiar with this system and its implications.