Role of Multiparametric MR Imaging in Malignancies of the Urogenital Tract

Alberto Diaz de Leon, Daniel Costa, Ivan Pedrosa

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Multiparametric MR imaging (mpMRI) combine different sequences that, properly tailored, can provide qualitative and quantitative information about the tumor microenvironment beyond traditional tumor size measures and/or morphologic assessments. This article focuses on mpMRI in the evaluation of urogenital tract malignancies by first reviewing technical aspects and then discussing its potential clinical role. This includes insight into histologic subtyping and grading of renal cell carcinoma and assessment of tumor response to targeted therapies. The clinical utility of mpMRI in the staging and grading of ureteral and bladder tumors is presented. Finally, the evolving role of mpMRI in prostate cancer is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-204
Number of pages18
JournalMagnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016


  • Arterial spin labeling
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging
  • Kidney cancer
  • MR imaging
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urothelial carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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