Laura Lavinia Travaini

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The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and F18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) for the detection of local and distant recurrence in patients operated on for rectal cancer. Sixty-seven patients who underwent radical surgery for rectal cancer and(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)
BACKGROUND To address whether systematic lymph node dissection is always necessary in early lung cancer, we identified factors predicting nodal involvement in a screening series and applied them to nonscreening-detected cancers. METHODS In the 97 patients with clinical T1-2N0M0 lung cancer (<3 cm), enrolled in the Continuous Observation of Smoking(More)
PURPOSE In a continuous effort to seek for anticancer treatments with minimal side effects, we aim at proving the feasibility of the Intraoperative Avidination for Radionuclide Therapy, a new procedure for partial breast irradiation. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN To assess doses of 90Y-DOTA-biotin to target (i.e., breast tumor bed) and nontarget organs, we did(More)
RATIONALE to evaluate the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ([(18)F]FDG-PET) integrated with computer tomography (CT) scan [(18)F]FDG-PET/CT in the staging and target volume definition in Intensity Modulated RapidarcTM Delivery (RA-IMRT) in cervical cancer. METHODS From June 2010 to December 2011, 66 patients affected by cervical(More)
The concept of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer surgery is based on the fact that the tumour drains in a logical way via the lymphatic system, from the first to upper levels. Since axillary node dissection does not improve the prognosis of patients with breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy might replace complete axillary dissection for(More)
BACKGROUND Indeterminate noncalcified lung nodules are a frequent finding when low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is used for lung cancer screening. The best clinical management for such nodules remains uncertain. We present results using positron tomography scanning (CT-PET) to evaluate LD-CT-detected lung nodules during the first year of the Continuing(More)
OBJECTIVE The introduction of modern staging systems such as computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography/CT (PET/CT) with fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]FDG) has increased the detection of small peripheral lung cancers at an early stage. We analyzed the behavior of pathological T1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to identify criteria predictive(More)
Cervical lymph node status is the most important pathological determinant of prognosis and decision making in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The aim of this study was to demonstrate that lymphoscintigraphy (LS) can supply a complete map of the lymphatic drainage before surgery, allowing planning of the type of intervention and serving to guide(More)
The diagnosis of peritoneal carcinomatosis secondary to ovarian cancer is a real challenge in the cancer imaging field. In this retrospective study, we evaluate the accuracy of Single Detector Computed Tomography (SDCT), Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT), and Positron Emission Tomography–Computed Tomography with F18-fluorodeoxyglucose(More)