Giorgio Conte

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In the last years, the concept of <i>smart buildings</i> has been proposed and proved to be an effective solution to tackle the problem of reducing the power consumption of complex (both residential and commercial) buildings, while providing the users with a very high level of comfort. In this context, knowing the exact position of users inside the(More)
To assess the independent prognostic value of standardized uptake value (SUV) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), separately and combined, in order to evaluate if the combination of these two variables allows further prognostic stratification of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Pretreatment SUV and ADC were calculated in(More)
Thanks to advances in non-invasive technologies such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), highly-detailed maps of brain structure and function can now be collected. In this context, brain connectomics have emerged as a fast growing field that aims at understanding these comprehensive maps of brain connectivity(More)
Flexible flatfoot is the most prevalent condition seen in pediatric orthopedic clinics. It is characterized by an absence of the medial arch and a valgus position of the calcaneus. The purpose of the present study was to report on the results obtained in children treated using the calcaneo-stop procedure. A total of 410 flatfeet in 242 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In several countries, laws and regulations allow abortion for medical reasons within 24-25 weeks of gestational age. We investigated the diagnostic value of prenatal MR imaging for brain malformations within 25 weeks of gestational age. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively included fetuses within 25 weeks of gestational age who(More)
This paper describes novel methods for constructing the intrinsic geometry of the human brain connectome using dimensionality-reduction techniques. We posit that the high-dimensional, complex geometry that represents this intrinsic topology can be mathematically embedded into lower dimensions using coupling patterns encoded in the corresponding brain(More)
Computed tomography (CT), 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), and hybrid FDG-PET/CT are the most commonly used diagnostic tools for the initial staging and treatment response assessment of lymphomas [1]. The aim of this report is to compare the correlations between functional imaging markers derived from FDG-PET/CT and whole-body,(More)
The FARS2 gene encodes the mitochondrial phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase and is implicated in autosomal recessive combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 14, a clinical condition characterized by infantile onset epilepsy and encephalopathy. Mutations in FARS2 have been reported in only few patients, but a detailed description of seizures,(More)
Rhombencephalosynapsis is a hindbrain malformation characterized by complete or partial absence of the cerebellar vermis, with varying degrees of midline continuity of cerebellar hemispheres, dentate nuclei, and in some patients of the superior cerebellar peduncles. Partial rhombencephalosynapsis usually consists of a segmental deficiency of posterior(More)