Ernesto Casciaro

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PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic performance of gold nanorod (GNR)-enhanced optoacoustic imaging employing a conventional echographic device and to determine the most effective operative configuration in order to assure optoacoustic effectiveness, nanoparticle stability, and imaging procedure safety. METHODS The most suitable laser parameters were(More)
— Nowadays the decision between Caesarean Sections (CS), natural or operative child delivery is taken upon interpretation of manually measured anatomical parameters and recorded fetal heart rate, exposing the clinical staff and patients to human errors and determining the continuously rising rate of CS above the ideal 15% recommended by the World Health(More)
Aim of this work was to investigate the automatic echographic detection of an experimental drug delivery agent, halloysite clay nanotubes (HNTs), by employing an innovative method based on advanced spectral analysis of the corresponding " raw " radiofrequency backscatter signals. Different HNT concentrations in a low range (5.5–66ˆ10 10 part/mL, equivalent(More)
Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) methods for osteoporosis diagnosis potentially provide information about the bone quality and its elastic properties. In this context, a novel ultrasound-based method for spinal and femoral densitometry was developed by our research group. In order to maximize its accuracy, it is very important to properly detect the bone(More)
Labor progression is routinely assessed through transvaginal digital inspections, meaning that the clinical decisions taken during the most delicate phase of pregnancy are subjective and scarcely supported by technological devices. In response to such inadequacies, we combined intrapartum echographic acquisitions with advanced tracking algorithms in a new(More)
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