Annalisa Drigo

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We evaluated the potential of PET/CT and [18F]fluoromethylcholine (FCH) in the assessment of suspected recurrence of prostate cancer after treatment. One hundred consecutive prostate cancer patients with a persistent increase in serum PSA (>0.1 ng/ml) after radical prostatectomy (58 cases), radiotherapy (21 cases) or hormonal therapy alone (21 cases) were(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively assess the survival, patterns of failure, and prognostic factors in a large cohort of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who had undergone a novel trimodal therapeutic approach, including lung-sparing surgery, chemotherapy, and subsequent treatment with high doses of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to the(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to assess the safety of high doses of radiation delivered with tomotherapy to the intact lung after radical pleurectomy/decortication or biopsy for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS Twenty-eight patients were enrolled in this prospective study and underwent adjuvant or definitive tomotherapy after radical(More)
PURPOSE To extend the application of current radiation therapy (RT) based tumor control probability (TCP) models of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) to include the effects of hypoxia and chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS A TCP model is described based on the linear-quadratic model modified to account for repopulation, chemotherapy, heterogeneity of dose to(More)
PURPOSE We have previously shown the feasibility of delivering high doses of radiotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients who underwent radical pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) or surgical biopsy. In this report, we present the long-term results of MPM patients treated with radical P/D followed by high doses of radiotherapy. METHODS AND(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The present study evaluated toxicity, local control, and survival in patients with relapsed high-grade glioma after surgery and external beam radiation therapy and treated with re-operation and GliaSite brachytherapy. METHODS Between 2006 and 2008, 15 patients with recurrent high-grade glioma underwent re-operation and GliaSite(More)
From February to October 1987 samples of milk, grass and other components of the cow diet were regularly collected and analyzed for their radiocaesium contents in 26 sampling stations in a north-eastern region of Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia). In this paper we report the feed-to-milk transfer factors for radiocaesium obtained in 13 farms of this region of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to report results of measurements of dose to the skin in vivo with radiochromic EBT films in treatments with helical tomotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS In vivo measurements were performed by applying pieces of radiochromic films to the skin or to the inner side of thermoplastic mask before the treatment. The sites of(More)
New advances in radiation therapy for children allow increased conformability and reduced doses to non-target tissues. We report our experience in treating a 4-year-old child with craniospinal tomotherapy after surgery of the primary tumor, a supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor. The tomotherapy plan was compared with conventional craniospinal(More)
Helical Tomotherapy (HT) is a highly conformal image-guided radiation technique, introduced into clinical routine in 2006 at the Centro di Riferimento Oncologico Aviano (Italy). With this new technology, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is delivered using a helicoidal method. Here we present our dosimetric experiences using HT in 100 children,(More)