Alice Ferretti

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of ¹⁸F-choline PET/CT (18FCH-PET/CT) in restaging patients previously treated by radical prostatectomy for a prostate cancer, presenting with biochemical relapse during follow-up (FU). PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred thirty-one patients referred to us from January 2009 to April 2011 to perform(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Papillary thyroid carcinomas smaller than 1 cm are classified as papillary microcarcinomas (PMCs). Papillary microcarcinomas are usually considered low-risk tumors; however in some cases, PMCs behave aggressively and metastasize early, giving rise to clinically metastatic disease. Debate exists in the literature about prognostic factors(More)
A water-soluble meso-substituted porphyrin (H(2)TCP) bearing 36 boron atoms, which appeared to be an efficient photodynamic sensitiser (singlet oxygen quantum yield=0.44), was studied for its accumulation by murine melanotic melanoma cells (B16F1). The amount of H(2)TCP in the cells increased with the porphyrin dose in the incubation medium up to, and at(More)
The aims of the study were (a) to evaluate the diagnostic role, by means of positive detection rate (PDR), of 18F-choline (CH) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT in patients with prostate cancer treated with radiotherapy, with curative intent, and suspicion of relapse during follow-up, (b) to correlate the PDR with trigger prostate-specific antigen(More)
The aim of this study was to correlate qualitative visual response and various PET quantification factors with the tumour regression grade (TRG) classification of pathological response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) proposed by Mandard. Included in this retrospective study were 69 consecutive patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). FDG(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to evaluate the role of (11)C-choline PET/CT in patients with biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy (RP) showing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values lower than 0.5 ng/mL. METHODS We performed (11)C-choline PET/CT in 71 consecutive patients previously treated with RP showing PSA values lower than 0.5 ng/mL.(More)
To evaluate if the detection rate (DR) of 18F-choline (18F-CH) PET/CT is influenced by androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) in patients with prostate cancer (PC) already treated with radical intent and presenting biochemical relapse. We have retrospectively evaluated 18F-CH PET/CT scans of 325 consecutive PC patients enrolled in the period November 2009 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the addition value of ¹⁸F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) vs. CT in detecting early metastatic deposits in bone marrow (BM). METHODS From January 2009 to December 2010, 198 consecutive patients (88 male, 110 female; median age: 64 years) were retrospectively examined. All patients underwent ¹⁸F-FDG-PET/CT(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to correlate PERCIST criteria and a new criterion developed in our center that we named PREDIST (PET Residual Disease in Solid Tumor) with tumor regression grade (TRG) classification of pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients affected by rectal cancer. METHODS Seventy-three consecutive(More)