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PURPOSE The aim of our prospective study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of early, delayed and dual-time-point positron emission tomography (PET) acquisition with contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) within a PET-CT examination in the evaluation of pulmonary solitary nodules (SPNs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients were enrolled in the(More)
To assess and monitor the common event of neurosensory disturbance to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy, we used clinical sensory tests and neurophysiologic test sensory action potentials. The diagnostic value of these tests was evaluated by comparing them with the degree of nerve damage reported by patients.(More)
Leukoencephalopathy is a hallmark of mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) a devastating disorder characterized by ptosis, ophthalmoparesis, gastrointestinal dysfunction and polyneuropathy. To characterize MNGIE-associated leukoencephalopathy and to correlate it with clinical, biochemical and molecular data, four MNGIE patients with(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this preliminary study was to examine the effects of combined magnetic resonance/positron emission tomography (MR-PET) evaluation in the morphofunctional characterisation of ovarian lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS From June 2008 to September 2010, we evaluated 24 patients (mean age 44±10 years; range 24-74) with ovarian lesions(More)
A 67-year-old man with headache and dizziness was submitted to a contrast-enhanced CT of the brain that showed an area of nonhomogeneous contrast enhancement in the right temporal lobe. Initially, the MRI was not performed, due to a metallic sliver in the skull. A PET/CT with 18F-choline, carried out to obtain a metabolic characterization of the brain,(More)
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