Alessandra Silvia Casiraghi

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the diagnostic value of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps in the assessment of response to chemotherapy in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients (seven women) with MM underwent whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) study on a 1.5T scanner, before and after(More)
To determine the value of perfusion computed tomography (CT-p) in the quantitative assessment of tumour-related neoangiogenesis processes in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Fifty-two biopsy proven HCC lesions were examined with dynamic CT investigations during injection of 50 mL of contrast agent (350 mgI/mL). A dedicated perfusion software(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of the study was to determine the value of perfusion computed tomography in the quantitative assessment of tumour-related neoangiogenesis for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma lesions. METHODS Overall, 47 consecutive patients with cirrhotic liver disease, with a high risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, and undergoing(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the role of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in evaluation of blood flow changes related to transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) procedures in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions. METHODS Fifty-four patients, with biopsy-proven(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate intrareader and inter-reader agreement in CT perfusion (Perf) measurements in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions. METHODS Sixteen patients with HCC (9 untreated, 5 recurrence/residual disease after transarterial chemoembolization, and 2 after radiofrequency ablation treatment) underwent standard CT(More)
AIM To assess the potential value of femoral head (FH) volume measurements to predict joint collapse, as compared to articular surface involvement, in post-treatment osteonecrosis (ON) in pediatric patients affected by lymphoproliferative diseases. METHODS Considering 114 young patients with lymphoproliferative diseases undergone a lower-limbs magnetic(More)
The purpose of the article is to compare the diagnostic performance about radiation dose and image quality of low-dose CT with iterative reconstruction algorithm (iDose4) and standard-dose CT in the assessment of mesorectal fascia (MRF) invasion in rectal cancer patients. Ninety-one patients with biopsy-proven primary rectal adenocarcinoma underwent CT(More)
Effective radiation dose in coronary CT angiography (CTCA) for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) evaluation is remarkably high because of long scan lengths. Prospective electrocardiographic gating with iterative reconstruction can reduce effective radiation dose. To evaluate the diagnostic performance of low-kV CT angiography protocol with prospective(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the semiquantitative DCE and quantitative DWI parameters in endometrial cancer, in order to assess the presence of neoplastic tissue and normal myometrium and to ascertain a potential relationship with tumor grade. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 57 patients with biopsy-proven endometrial adenocarcinoma who underwent MR imaging(More)
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