Maurizio Centonze

Learn More
This was a prospective, multicenter study designed to evaluate the utility of MDCT in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients scheduled for elective coronary angiography (CA) using different MDCT systems from different manufacturers. Twenty national sites prospectively enrolled 367 patients between July 2004 and June 2006. Computed(More)
Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has grown as a useful means in different clinical contexts. Technological development has progressively extended the indications for CCT while reducing the required radiation dose. Even today there is little documentation from the main international scientific societies describing the proper use and clinical indications of(More)
OBJECTIVE Assess mammographic and echographic modifications in mild cases of breast cancer (suitable for conservative surgery) after intraoperatory radio treatment (IORT) as opposed to conventional post-operative radiotherapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS We report data from 45 patients in each group (IORT and RT). All patients were examined using the same(More)
With the aim of providing a clearer understanding of the tools used for evaluating risk in the radiological setting and how they are applied, this second part presents two practical examples. The first is a proactive analysis applied to CT, whereas the second is a reactive analysis performed following a sentinel event triggered by a CT study allocated to(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate the contrasting data between estrogen receptors (ER) and progesterone receptors (PgR) in uterine leiomyomas, endometrium and myometrium. Uteri were obtained from 30 women undergoing hysterectomy for uterine leiomyomas (24 premenopausal and 6 postmenopausal patients). Cytosolic and nuclear ER and PgR were analysed in(More)
The propagation of the electrical signal in the Purkinje network is the starting point for the activation of the ventricular muscular cells leading to the contraction of the ventricle. In the computational models, describing the electrical activity of the ventricle is therefore important to account for the Purkinje fibers. Until now, the inclusion of such(More)
This work presents the results of a new tool for 3-D segmentation, quantification and visualization of cardiac left atrium fibrosis, based on late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI), for stratifying patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) that are candidates for radio-frequency catheter ablation. In this study 10 consecutive patients(More)
The integration of electroanatomic maps with highly resolved computed tomography cardiac images plays an important role in the successful planning of the ablation procedure of arrhythmias. In this paper, we present and validate a fully-automated strategy for the registration and fusion of sparse, atrial endocardial electroanatomic maps (CARTO maps) with(More)
This study aimed to illustrate the typical anatomical pattern and anatomical variants of the left atrium-pulmonary vein (LA-PV) complex studied by 16-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in a population of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous transcatheter left atrial ablation. Accurate knowledge of this anatomical region(More)
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is considered an useful method in the evaluation of many cardiac disorders. Based on our experience and available literature, we wrote a document as a guiding tool in the clinical use of CMR. Synthetically we describe different cardiac disorders and express for each one a classification, I to IV, depending on the(More)