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AIM To assess the diagnostic accuracy and radiation dose of split-bolus multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) protocol in the detection and characterization of focal liver lesions in oncologic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed triphasic CT at initial diagnosis and follow-up split-bolus 64-detector row CT protocol in 48(More)
Body packing is the ingestion or insertion in the human body of packed illicit substances. Over the last 20 years, drug smuggling has increased global and new means of transport of narcotics have emerged. Among these, the most frequent one is the gastrointestinal tract: from mouth to anus, vagina, and ears. Cocaine is one of the most traded drugs, followed(More)
The main cause of severe civilian trauma is not the same all over the world; while in Europe the majority of cases are due to blunt traumatic injury, in the United States, penetrating gunshot wounds are the most common. Penetrating wounds can be classified into two different entities: gunshot wounds, or more technically ballistic traumas, and sharp(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the image quality and the diagnostic efficacy by single-phase whole-body 64-slice multidetector CT (MDCT) for pediatric oncology. PATIENTS AND METHODS Chest-abdomen-pelvis CT examinations with single-phase split-bolus technique were evaluated for T: detection and delineation of primary tumor (assessment of the extent of the lesion to(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to define the role of diffusion-weighted imaging in the characterization of adnexal complex masses, with particular regard to the distinction between benign and malignant lesions. Conflicting results on this topic have emerged from studies in the last decade, with a consequent substantial limitation to the use of(More)
Currently, ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance imaging (MRI) represent the mainstay in the evaluation of pancreatic solid and cystic tumors affecting pancreas in 80-85% and 10-15% of the cases respectively. Integration of US, CT or MR imaging is essential for an accurate assessment of pancreatic parenchyma, ducts and adjacent(More)
PURPOSE To investigate clinical, biochemical and radiological features in 35 patients with adrenal incidentaloma found on CT and/or MRI and to define the management of patients with adrenal masses. MATHERIAL AND METHODS From January 2011 and May 2013, 35 patients (19F, 16M) with an adrenal mass incidentally discovered on CT and/or MRI were enrolled in a(More)
Tumor stage is an important prognostic factor for patients suffering from lung cancer, because it affects the type of therapeutic treatment to be implemented. Computed tomography is the imaging method of choice for the staging of lung cancer, and for central neoplasm, it is essential to assess any possible involvement of bronchovascular structures that may(More)