Arianna Massaro

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the role of a multi-imaging PET with (18)F-DOPA and (18)F-FDG in comparison with conventional imaging (CI) in recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). METHODS 18 MTC patients who had thyroidectomy were included; they presented with elevated and rapidly increasing calcitonin levels during follow up. CI had revealed metastatic(More)
Lung cancer (LC) still represents one of the most common tumours in both women and men. PET/CT is a whole-body non-invasive imaging procedure that has been increasingly used for the assessment of LC patients. In particular, PET/CT added value to CT is mainly related to a more accurate staging of nodal and metastatic sites and to the evaluation of the(More)
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)
of F-FDG-PET/CT Gaia Grassetto, Carlo Capirci, Maria Cristina Marzola, Lucia Rampin, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Alessandra Musto, Giorgio Crepaldi, Anna Maria Minicozzi, Arianna Massaro, Domenico Rubello Department of Nuclear Medicine—PET/CT Centre, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Via Tre Martiri 89, 45100 Rovigo, Italy Radiotherapy Unit, Santa Maria(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical efficacy of a dual-time acquisition protocol consisting of early 4 h and delayed 20-24 h imaging with anti-granulocyte scintigraphy (LeukoScan) in the diagnosis of infection in painful total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-eight consecutive patients with TKA (12 bilateral) were prospectively enrolled(More)
PURPOSE We review acquisition F-choline PET/CT methodology, evaluate a new F-choline acquisition protocol for prostate cancer (PC), and propose a standardized acquisition protocol on F-choline in PC patients. MATERIALS Two hundred fifty consecutive PC patients (mean age 72 years, mean PSA 7.9 ng/mL) were prospectively evaluated with F-choline PET/CT. An(More)
A prerequisite for optimum minimally invasive radio-guided surgery (MIRS) for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is the demonstration of significant uptake of 99mTc-sestamibi in a parathyroid adenoma (PA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical role or 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT in selecting patients for this procedure. Fifty-four consecutive PHPT(More)
The most common malignancy affecting the liver is metastasis from a wide variety of tumors, particularly those of gastrointestinal origin. Successful surgical removal of a solitary liver metastasis may significantly extend survival and optimal preoperative assessment in this regard is a mandatory prerequisite for proper patient selection. The addition of(More)
PURPOSE Every PET scanner suffers of the partial volume effect (PVE), that is a loss of contrast in small lesions causing a worsening in standardized uptake value (SUV) accuracy, that is critical if quantitative PET/CT imaging is used for diagnosis and therapy. METHODS In order to quantify PVE and optimize our clinical protocols to minimize this effect in(More)