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The regional activity of the contralateral primary (SI) and the bilateral secondary (SII) somatosensory areas during median nerve stimulations at five intensity levels (ranging from nonpainful motor threshold to moderate pain) was studied by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The aim was to characterize the functional topography of SII(More)
We studied MEG and fMRI responses to electric median and tibial nerve stimulation in five healthy volunteers. The aim was to compare the results with those of a previous study using only fMRI on the primary and secondary somatosensory cortices in which the somatotopic organization of SII was observed with fMRI. In the present work we focus on the comparison(More)
AIM To describe the radiological appearance of normal and pathological findings resulting from mammary autologous fat injections (lipofilling). MATERIALS AND METHODS Informed consent and institutional review board approval were obtained. From January 2008 to December 2010, all patients that had undergone breast lipofilling at our institution (Catholic(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the article is to systematically review published data about the comparison between positron emission tomography (PET) or PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) using Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) in patients with different tumours. METHODS A comprehensive literature search of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of contrast material-enhanced multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) colonography for preoperative staging of colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-one patients with colorectal carcinoma underwent preoperative contrast-enhanced multi-detector row CT colonography. Images were obtained in the arterial (start(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate image quality (IQ) of low-radiation-dose paediatric cardiovascular CT angiography (CTA), comparing iterative reconstruction in image space (IRIS) and sinogram-affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE) with filtered back-projection (FBP) and estimate the potential for further dose reductions. METHODS Forty neonates and children(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) conformal radiation therapy (CRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) are designed to deliver the maximum therapeutic radiation dose to the tumor, allowing improved local disease control, while minimizing irradiation of surrounding normal structures. The complex configuration of the multiple beams that deliver the radiation(More)
Spondylolysis is an osseous defect of the pars interarticularis, thought to be a developmental or acquired stress fracture secondary to chronic low-grade trauma. It is encountered most frequently in adolescents, most commonly involving the lower lumbar spine, with particularly high prevalence among athletes involved in certain sports or activities.(More)
In recent years, modern imaging techniques have gained ground in forensics. A crucial question is whether virtual autopsy is capable of replacing traditional autopsy. Forensic diagnosis of freshwater drowning (FWD) is based on the evidence of findings from external inspection (e.g. frothy fluid exuding from the mouth and nostrils), internal examination(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the usefulness of 2D multiplanar reformatting images (MPR) obtained from rotational acquisitions with cone-beam computed tomography technology during percutaneous extra-vascular spinal procedures performed in the angiography suite. METHODS We used a 3D rotational angiographic unit with a flat panel(More)