Marilena Bellò

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Role of interim-PET (I-PET) in diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is controversial. To determine predictive value of I-PET on progression-free survival (PFS), we enrolled 88 first-line DLBCL patients treated with 6-8 R-CHOP courses regardless of I-PET. PET/CT were performed at diagnosis, after 2 to 4 courses and at the end of therapy with central(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value, in suspected infectious prostheses, of (99m)Tc-labeled hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime ((99m)Tc-HMPAO) leukocyte scintigraphy interpreted with the addition of a semiquantitative analysis. METHODS By means of a retrospective review, we included a group of 78 consecutive patients with(More)
AIM To compare the accuracy of bone marrow biopsy (BMb) and positron emission tomography (PET) in bone marrow disease (BMD) detection, in a large multicentre population of patients with new diagnosis of malignant lymphoma. METHODS PET and BMb were performed to complete disease staging in 337 consecutive patients: 130 Hodgkin's disease (HD), 207 aggressive(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether interim positron emission tomography (iPET) is prognostic in a cohort of patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) homogeneously treated with 3-4 cycles of ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine) followed by 30 Gy involved field radiotherapy. Eighty patients were selected (stage I-IIA(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is the 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) evaluation following radioimmunotherapy (RIT) with ibritumomab tiuxetan Y 90 in patients with non-Hodgkin's follicular lymphoma (FL). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data from 59 relapsed or refractory FL patients(More)
The increasingly popular use of somatostatin analogs in clinical practice for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes prompted extensive investigations on somatostatin receptor (sst) expression in human tumors by autoradiography, nucleic acid analysis and, recently, immunohistochemistry (IHC). The currently employed radiotracer for scintigraphy(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the role of radiation therapy (RT) in patients affected with primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) with residual (18)fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET)-positive disease after rituximab chemotherapy (R-CT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Thirty-seven patients treated with R-CT and RT, all with (18)FDG-PET scan(More)
PURPOSE Pre- and post-treatment staging of anal cancer are often inaccurate. The role of positron emission tomograpy-computed tomography (PET-CT) in anal cancer is yet to be defined. The aim of the study was to compare PET-CT with CT scan, sentinel node biopsy results of inguinal lymph nodes, and anal biopsy results in staging and in follow-up of anal(More)
The role of the somatosensory cortex in central pain syndromes is widely questioned. Two recent position emission tomography studies detected a strong activation of the parietal and cingular cortices after brief nociceptive stimuli. On the other hand, a recent single photon emission computed tomography study found no cortical activation in five patients(More)
In order to evaluate the predictive value of positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET/CT) in discriminating the presence of a Richter’s syndrome (RS) or a second malignancy (SM), as well as to evaluate its prognostic value in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), we retrospectively analyzed the data of 90 patients who, in the(More)