Learn More
The aim of this study was to investigate the discrimination power of standard long-term heart rate variability (HRV) measures for the diagnosis of chronic heart failure (CHF). The authors performed a retrospective analysis on four public Holter databases, analyzing the data of 72 normal subjects and 44 patients suffering from CHF. To assess the(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the surgical impact of preoperative MRI in young patients. We reviewed a single-institution database of 283 consecutive patients below 40 years of age and who were treated for breast cancer. Thirty-seven (13 %) patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy were excluded. The remaining 246 patients included 124 (50 %) who(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the potential of DCE-MRI to discriminate responders from non-responders after neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (CRT) for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). We investigated several shape parameters for the time-intensity curve (TIC) in order to identify the best combination of parameters between two linear parameter classifiers.(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients treated with percutaneous ablation require close follow-up for early detecting and treating tumor recurrence. PURPOSE To illustrate our single-center prospective experience on using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) as a follow-up tool alternated with computed tomography (CT). MATERIAL AND METHODS In(More)
Purpose. To compare the diagnostic accuracy of hepatospecific contrast-enhanced MRI versus triple-phase CT scan after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Methods. Thirty-four consecutive HCC patients (42 hepatic nodules) were treated with percutaneous RFA and underwent MR and CT scans. All patients were enrolled in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Irreversible electroporation is a new ablation modality. Our purpose was to describe the MRI findings after irreversible electroporation treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). SUBJECTS AND METHODS In an 18-month period, we treated 24 HCC lesions in 20 patients who were not candidates for surgery. MRI was performed before and 1 month after(More)
PURPOSE To describe the MRI findings in colorectal cancer liver metastases using gadoxetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA), with special emphasis on the target feature seen on the hepatobiliary phase. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 45 colorectal cancer patients with an overall number of 150 liver metastases were reviewed. All patients underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Report the preliminary results on electrochemotherapy (ECT) in the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer of a phase I/II study and described the new functional imaging tools to assess ECT response in Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging compared to morphological Computer Tomography (CT), ultrasound (US) without and with contrast enhancement(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic value of breast vascular maps using contrast-enhanced MR imaging has recently been explored. We propose a semiautomatic method to obtain breast vascular maps and to measure the number of blood vessels in the breast. METHODS From January 2011 to December 2013, 188 patients underwent breast contrast-enhanced MRI; patients with(More)
We performed a systematic review of several pattern analysis approaches for classifying breast lesions using dynamic, morphological, and textural features in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). Several machine learning approaches, namely artificial neural networks (ANN), support vector machines (SVM), linear discriminant analysis(More)