Alessandro Carriero

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PURPOSE To retrospectively compare three different doses of gadobenate dimeglumine with a standard dose of gadopentetate dimeglumine for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging evaluation of breast vessels and to evaluate the accuracy of one-sided increased vascularity seen on gadobenate dimeglumine-enhanced MR images as an indicator of ipsilateral breast cancer.(More)
We retrospectively evaluated the role of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with fat and background signal suppression in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions of the chest-mediastinum by calculating the mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values. Thirty-four patients with lung nodules/mediastinal masses underwent magnetic resonance(More)
Stapled hemorrhoidectomy (SH), a new approach to the treatment of hemorrhoids, removes a circumferential strip of mucosa about four centimeters above the dentate line. A review of 1107 patients treated with SH from twelve Italian coloproctological centers has revealed a 15% (164/1107) complication rate. Immediate complications (first week) were: severe pain(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of vascular asymmetries and vessel location seen using MR Maximum Intensity Projection imaging for malignant and benign lesions. We enrolled 101 women, with an age ranging from 29 to 69 years (mean age of 53.1 years), with a mammary nodule and candidate for surgical(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of endovascular treatment of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IIAA) and compare our data with those reported in the literature. From May 2005 to December 2010, 32 patients (31 men and one woman; mean age 73±12 years) with a total of 40 IIAAs underwent endovascular treatment at our institute. We evaluated(More)
In this article, we present the CT and MR imaging characteristics of the cirrhotic liver. We describe the altered liver morphology in different forms of viral, alcoholic and autoimmune end-stage liver disease. We present the spectrum of imaging findings in portal hypertension, such as splenomegaly, ascites and varices. We describe the patchy and lacelike(More)
This report presents the preliminary results of the first phase (21 months) of a multi-centre, non-randomised, prospective study, aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray mammography (XM) and ultrasound (US) in early diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) in subjects at high genetic risk. This Italian(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Mesenchymal stem cells/marrow stromal cells (MSC) represent a promising tool for stem cell-based clinical trials in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We present the results of long-term monitoring of 19 ALS patients enrolled in two phase I clinical trials of autologous MSC transplantation. METHODS Nineteen patients (11 male and(More)
Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has grown as a useful means in different clinical contexts. Technological development has progressively extended the indications for CCT while reducing the required radiation dose. Even today there is little documentation from the main international scientific societies describing the proper use and clinical indications of(More)
To analyse the role of MR diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) and perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) in characterising tumour boundaries in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. Seventeen patients with surgically treated WHO IV grade gliomas who were candidates for adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy were enrolled. Before (T0) and after radiation treatment (T1), they(More)