Flavia Gonella

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The muon tomography technique, based on the multiple Coulomb scattering of cosmic ray muons, has been proposed recently as a tool to perform non-destructive assays of large volume objects without any radiation hazard. In this paper we present the experimental results obtained with a scanning system prototype, assembled using two large area CMS Muon Barrel(More)
The drift tube chambers developed for the muon barrel system of the CMS experiment at CERN are large area detectors with 8 measurement points in one direction and 4 in the other; each point has a resolution of about 200 mum. We are using two of such chambers for muon radiography, i.e. the detection and imaging of material with high atomic number Z through(More)
Muon tomography has been recently proposed by a Los Alamos research group [1]. Some proponents of this abstract built and operated the first large volume prototype of muon tomography [2] and based on the results obtained participated to a request for European funding, that was granted in the Mu-Steel project [3]. The project started in July 2010 and(More)
The muon tomography technique, based on the multiple Coulomb scattering of cosmic ray muons, has been proposed recently as a tool to perform non-destructive assays of large volume objects without any radiation hazard. In this paper we describe the algorithms used and we show the experimental results obtained with a scanning system prototype, assembled using(More)
BACKGROUND This case report describes a patient whose persistent hiccups significantly improved with the use of vinegar. CASE PRESENTATION A patient with an adenocarcinoma of the colon and hepatic metastases developed hiccups the day following chemotherapy with FOL-FOX (folinic acid (leucovorin), 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin). Hiccups continued for seven(More)
The Distal Femoral Nail (DFN), Mathys Medical Ltd. Switzerland) was used in our division for the treatment of fractures of the distal metaepiphysis, and in some cases of the diaphysis, of the femur. A total of 16 cases treated over 30 months, between October 2000 and March 2003 (minimum 6, maximum 61 months), were analyzed retrospectively. A total of 11(More)
This article review the clinical features and the diagnostic approach to haematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis in order to optimise treatment strategies and follow-up assessment. Haematogenous spread is considered to be the most important route: the lumbar spine is the most common site of involvement for pyogenic infection and the thoracic spine for(More)
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