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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)
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)
OBJECTIVES Forty sites were involved in this multicenter and multivendor registry, which sought to evaluate indications, spectrum of protocols, impact on clinical decision making and safety profile of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were prospectively collected on a 6-month period and included 3376 patients (47.2 ± 19 years;(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)
Radiological reporting in chest computed tomography (CT) is primarily focused on assessing pulmonary and mediastinal abnormalities, thereby tending to overlook the heart. However, incidental cardiac abnormalities are often encountered and misdiagnosed, which may potentially impact the patient's treatment or necessitate further investigation. The aim of this(More)
The present contribution, presented as an Editorial, addresses the issue of patient safety in Radiology: this topic, of great current National and Regional interest, has stimulated a strong focus on accidents and mistakes in medicine, together with the diffusion of procedures for Risk Management in all health facilities. The possible sources of incidents in(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is considered a primary tool for the diagnosis of acute myocarditis, due to its unique potential for non-invasive identification of the various hallmarks of the inflammatory response, with relevant impact on patient management and prognosis. Nonetheless, a marked variation in sensitivity and negative predictive(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)
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)
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)