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AIM To evaluate the accuracy of water enema computed tomography (CT) for predicting the location of endometriosis in patients with contraindications to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on rectosigmoid lesions and having laparoscopic and histological data as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-three women (mean age 33.4 ± 3.1(More)
AIM To compare the diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and core needle biopsy (CNB) in patients with USdetected breast lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between September 2011 and May 2013, 3469 consecutive breast US examinations were performed. 400 breast nodules were detected in 398 patients. 210 FNACs and 190 CNBs were performed.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate spatial displacement of breast lesions from prone MR to supine ultrasound positions, and to determine whether the degree of displacement may be associated with breast density and lesion histotype. METHODS 380 patients underwent breast MR and second-look ultrasound. The MR and ultrasound lesion location within the breast gland,(More)
BACKGROUND The use of an abbreviated magnetic resonance (MR) protocol has been recently proposed for cancer screening. The aim of our study is to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of an abbreviated MR protocol combining short TI inversion recovery (STIR), turbo-spin-echo (TSE)-T2 sequences, a pre-contrast T1, and a single intermediate (3 minutes after(More)
PURPOSE To assess the role of STIR, T2-weighted TSE and DWIBS sequences for detecting and characterizing breast lesions and to compare unenhanced (UE)-MRI results with contrast-enhanced (CE)-MRI and histological findings, having the latter as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred eighty consecutive patients (age range, 27-73 years;(More)
AIM To assess the diagnostic accuracy of specimen ultrasound (US) for predicting resection margin status in women undergoing breast conserving therapy for US-detected cancer, having the histological findings as the reference standard. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 132 consecutive patients (age range, 34-87 years; mean, 51 years) underwent(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to assess the diagnostic accuracy of virtual gastroscopy obtained by 320-row computed tomography (CT) examination in differentiating benign from malignant gastric ulcers (GUs). MATERIALS AND METHODS 49 patients (30 M, 19 F, mean age 58.6) with endoscopic and histological diagnosis of GU underwent CT examination. A hypotonizing drug(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence, the site and the nature of extra-mammary findings on breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to determine its accuracy in the characterization of the discovered lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 308 female patients (mean age 50 ± 20) who underwent breast MRI with 1.5T(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to retrospectively evaluate the incidence and morphologic features of diabetic mastopathy in a group of patients with diabetes, searching for specific sonographic characteristics of diabetic mastopathy. METHODS One hundred twenty diabetic patients underwent breast clinical examination, mammography, and sonography. All detected(More)
INTRODUCTION Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancer in the world. Breast metastases from melanoma are uncommon but could reflect a widespread disease. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a case of malignant widespread melanoma presenting with bilateral breast nodules in a 39 year-old pre-menopausal Caucasian woman with an history of(More)