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In the framework of the 3-year project of the Italian Legatumori (2003–2006), we evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) colonography in detecting colorectal lesions in a screening population with positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT). Two hundred and thirty asymptomatic subjects (age range 45–80 years) were enrolled in the study.(More)
The purpose of the study was to test the tagging performance and patient’s acceptance of a reduced cathartic preparation, based on iodixanol and PEG, administered to patients 3 h before the exam. One hundred and thirty-two asymptomatic patients were enrolled. As colonic cleansing we used PEG macrogol 3350. For fluid tagging iodixanol was orally administered(More)
To evaluate the role of CT colonography (CTC) in the follow-up of patients having received partial colectomy for colorectal cancer. CTC was performed in 72 subjects with history of partial colectomy for colorectal cancer. Colectomy had been performed in the right colon (n = 18), descending colon (n = 15), sigmoid colon (n = 21), and rectum (n = 18).(More)
Purpose: To retrospectively evaluate the results of renal artery stenting in patients with renovascular disease and a solitary functioning kidney. Methods: Palmaz stents were placed in 16 patients with a solitary functioning kidney, renal artery stenosis, hypertension and renal failure. Stenoses were evaluated with color Doppler ultrasound, MR angiography(More)
The aim of our study was to describe the visualization, normal anatomy, and variations of the ileocecal valve with computed tomographic (CT) colonography to provide information about its optimal imaging. We analyzed data in two- and three-dimensional rendering mode in 71 consecutive patients who underwent routine CT colonoscopy followed by conventional(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation of osteoid osteoma (OO). From 1997 to 2001, RF ablation was performed on 38 patients with OO, diagnosed clinically and by radiography, scintigraphy, contrast-enhanced MRI, and CT. Treatment was performed via percutaneous (n=29) or surgical (n=9)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate computed tomographic (CT) colonography in patients with clinical suspicion of colorectal cancer and in whom colonoscopy was incomplete. MATERIALS AND METHODS After incomplete colonoscopy, 34 patients underwent CT colonography before and after intravenous injection of iodinated contrast agent, in supine and prone positions. Twenty(More)
Our purpose was to assess the effect of reader experience, fatigue, and scan findings on interpretation time for CT colonography. Nine radiologists (experienced in CT colonography); nine radiologists and ten technicians (both groups trained using 50 validated examinations) read 40 cases (50% abnormal) under controlled conditions. Individual interpretation(More)
We aimed to compare the time efficiency of three visualization methods in CT colonography and to identify the colonic factors influencing the time for interpretation. Twenty CT colonographic examinations were prospectively analysed. Three reading methods were adopted: method 1, primary 2D analysis with the use of virtual endoscopy as problem solver, method(More)
The extent measurement error on CT colonography influences polyp categorisation according to established management guidelines is studied using twenty-eight observers of varying experience to classify polyps seen at CT colonography as either ‘medium’ (maximal diameter 6-9 mm) or ‘large’ (maximal diameter 10 mm or larger). Comparison was then made with the(More)