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how accurate is x-ray in detecting a mass in kidney?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Not accurate: X ray detects calcium i.e. Stones or calcification. Soft tissue masses and cysts are best evaluated by ultrasound or ct scan.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
A standard: x-ray would be nearly useless in detecting a kidney mass unless the mass was very large, and even then it would be iffy.

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