Maria Cristina Marzola

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential usefulness of whole-body 11C-choline PET/CT in the re-staging of prostate cancer (PC) patients previously treated with radical prostatectomy (RP), who presented a mild increase of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) <1.5 ng/ml (early biochemical relapse) during follow-up (FU). We evaluated 102 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the role of a multi-imaging PET with (18)F-DOPA and (18)F-FDG in comparison with conventional imaging (CI) in recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). METHODS 18 MTC patients who had thyroidectomy were included; they presented with elevated and rapidly increasing calcitonin levels during follow up. CI had revealed metastatic(More)
Lung cancer (LC) still represents one of the most common tumours in both women and men. PET/CT is a whole-body non-invasive imaging procedure that has been increasingly used for the assessment of LC patients. In particular, PET/CT added value to CT is mainly related to a more accurate staging of nodal and metastatic sites and to the evaluation of the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of ¹⁸F-choline PET/CT (18FCH-PET/CT) in restaging patients previously treated by radical prostatectomy for a prostate cancer, presenting with biochemical relapse during follow-up (FU). PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred thirty-one patients referred to us from January 2009 to April 2011 to perform(More)
AIM AND METHODS Paragangliomas (PGL) are neural crest-derived tumours that are found along the autonomic neural network throughout the body and can be multiple and/or metastatic. Nuclear medicine imaging in combination with conventional imaging is required to fully delineate the extent of the disease. The performance of molecular imaging modalities is(More)
PURPOSE to investigate the role of FDG-PET and PET/CT in the evaluation of vasculitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS a systematic revision of the papers published in PubMed/Medline until December 2009 was done. RESULTS FDG-PET and PET/CT have been proven to be valuable in the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitis, especially giant cells arteritis with(More)
The influence of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on 11C-choline uptake in patients with prostate cancer (PC) has not yet been clarified. The aim of our study was to investigate this issue by means of sequential 11C-choline positron emission tomography (PET)/CT in patients with recurrent PC. We retrospectively studied 14 recurrent PC patients (mean age 67(More)
PURPOSE A growing body of evidence identifies the renin-angiotensin system as a key factor in the onset and progression of renal damage in chronic partial obstruction, which often represents a complex diagnostic challenge. A prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the role of captopril mercaptoacetyltriglycine-3 (MAG-3) renography as an early(More)
44 consecutive patients with confirmed primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) undergoing surgery were prospectively enrolled in the study. There were 13 (29.5%) men and 31 (70.5%) women with an overall median age of 59 years (range 23-78 years). Prior to successful parathyroidectomy both (99)Tc(m)-sestamibi/(99)Tc(m)-pertechnetate subtraction scintigraphy (SS)(More)