Carmelo Privitera

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BACKGROUND Before trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), assessment of cardiac function and accurate measurement of the aortic root are key to determine the correct size and type of the prosthesis. The aim of this study was to compare cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) for the assessment of aortic(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with severe aortic stenosis, left ventricular hypertrophy is associated with increased myocardial stiffness and dysfunction linked to cardiac morbidity and mortality. We aimed at systematically investigating the degree of left ventricular mass regression and changes in left ventricular function six months after transcatheter aortic(More)
Digital 3D models of patients' organs or tissues are often needed for surgical planning and outcome evaluation, or to select pros-theses adapted to patients' anatomy. Tissue classification is one of the hardest problems in automatic model generation from raw data. The existing solutions do not give reliable estimates of the accuracy of the resulting model.(More)
— Simple kidney cysts analysis from CT images is nowadays performed in a direct visual and hardly reproducible way. Computer-aided measurements of simple kidney cysts from CT images may help radiologists to accomplish an objective analysis of the clinical cases under observation. We propose a semi-automatic segmentation algorithm for this task. Experiments(More)
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