Elvina Nassivera

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Mammography is the most reliable method by which to detect lesions in the breast. Since contrast between normal and pathological areas in the breast is extremely low, mammographic image quality should reach high standards without exceeding acceptable exposure levels for the breast. A quality control programme in mammography has been implemented. This(More)
From 1976 to 1987, 98 patients affected with nasopharyngeal carcinoma were observed at the Oncology Center, Trento, Italy. Eighty of them were treated with radical radiation therapy (average total dose: 6432 Gy, range: 5500-7400 Gy) on primary tumor and positive neck nodes. The clinically negative neck received 5000 Gy. Each dose ranged from 180 to 250 Gy.(More)
The Medical Physics Department of S. Chiara Hospital (Trento, Italy) has developed, promoted and organized a quality control programme in mammography in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. The aim of this paper is to describe the procedure for daily quality control carried out by the radiological technologist and analysed by the medical physicist, and(More)
In 1991, a second program for quality control in mammography was carried out in the Physics Department of the Trento Hospital. All the six mammographic centers around Trento entered the study and 9 mammographic units were thus considered. Two main types of measurements were obtained: a) determination of the physical variables affecting radiologic system(More)
A rectrospective analysis was performed of the results of 104 consecutive patients with carcinoma of the pyriform sinus, who underwent radiation therapy. Thirty-four patients underwent radical surgery and postoperative radiation therapy (group 1); 36 patients received radical radiation therapy alone (group 2); neoadjuvant chemotherapy was administered prior(More)
Distinctly different from the other beta-blocking agents, sotalol prolongs action potential duration in myocardial and Purkinje fibers, and increases atrial as well as ventricular effective refractory periods. Similarly, antegrade and retrograde accessory pathway refractory periods are increased by sotalol. The electrophysiologic and clinical effects of(More)
Treatment and tumor-related parameters were reviewed in 176 patients with T1N0 carcinoma of the glottic larynx submitted to primary radiation therapy from 1980 to 1992. Our aim was to analyze local control and treatment-related toxicity. Over-all local control rates at 10 years were 88.3% with irradiation alone and 94.5% after salvage surgery (larynx(More)
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