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PURPOSE To retrospectively compare sensitivity and specificity of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, three-dimensional (3D) MR spectroscopy, combined MR imaging and 3D MR spectroscopy, and carbon 11 (11C)-choline positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for intraprostatic tumor sextant localization, with histologic findings as reference(More)
The aim of this retrospective two-centre study was to investigate the clinical impact of 11C-choline PET/CT on treatment management decisions in patients with recurrent prostate cancer (rPCa) after radical therapy. Enrolled in this retrospective study were 150 patients (95 from Bologna, 55 from Würzburg) with rPCa and biochemical relapse (PSA mean ± SD 4.3(More)
We assessed the rate of detection rate of recurrent prostate cancer by PET/CT using anti-3-18F-FACBC, a new synthetic amino acid, in comparison to that using 11C-choline as part of an ongoing prospective single-centre study. Included in the study were 15 patients with biochemical relapse after initial radical treatment of prostate cancer. All the patients(More)
To investigate the role of 11C-choline PET/CT for evaluating the response to treatment in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with docetaxel in comparison with PSA response. Inclusion criteria were (a) proven mCRPC, (b) docetaxel as first line of chemotherapy (docetaxel 75 mg/m2 + prednisone 5 mg), and (c)(More)
INTRODUCTION The principal goal of surgical techniques for male to female gender reassignment is to provide aesthetic and functional external female genitalia. AIM To present a new surgical technique which permits a safer and faster construction of the neoclitoris and the configuration of a natural-looking mons veneris. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The(More)
PURPOSE (11)C-choline positron emission tomography is an innovative imaging technique for prostate cancer. We assessed the sensitivity of positron emission tomography used together with computerized tomography for intraprostatic localization of primary prostate cancer on a nodule-by-nodule basis, and compared its performance with 12-core transrectal biopsy.(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of our study was to compare the detection rate of anti-3-18F-FACBC PET/CT in comparison with 11C-choline PET/CT in the evaluation of disease recurrence of PCa after radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients with biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy were submitted to anti-3-18F-FACBC(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of C-choline PET/CT in the preoperative evaluation of the nodal involvement of patients with bladder carcinoma (BC) suitable for radical cystectomy and extended pelvic lymph node dissection in comparison with contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) using the pathologic specimen as reference standard. PATIENTS AND(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to evaluate the role of (11)C-choline PET/CT in patients with biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy (RP) showing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values lower than 0.5 ng/mL. METHODS We performed (11)C-choline PET/CT in 71 consecutive patients previously treated with RP showing PSA values lower than 0.5 ng/mL.(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the usefulness and the detection rate of 11C-choline PET/CT in a population of patients with prostate cancer (PC), exclusively treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) as primary treatment, who showed biochemical relapse. We enrolled 140 patients showing a serum PSA level >2 ng/mL (mean 8.6 ng/mL,(More)