Roberto Passariello

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PURPOSE To compare multi-detector row spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in evaluation of the infrarenal aorta and lower-extremity arterial system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease were evaluated with multi-detector row CT angiography and DSA. Arteries(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS We prospectively compared the performance of low-dose multidetector computed tomographic colonography (CTC) without cathartic preparation with that of colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal polyps. METHODS A total of 203 patients underwent low-dose CTC without cathartic preparation followed by colonoscopy. Before CTC, fecal(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the extent and nature of myocardial damage by using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in relation to different time-to-reperfusion intervals. BACKGROUND Previous studies evaluating the influence of time to reperfusion on infarct size (IS) and myocardial salvage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the accuracy of multidetector CT (MDCT) using a high-resolution protocol in the preoperative assessment of patients with renal cell carcinoma who are possible candidates for nephron-sparing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients with suspected renal cell carcinoma underwent MDCT. Contrast-enhanced(More)
BACKGROUND Blunt thoracic trauma is a major concern in critically ill patients. Repeated lung diagnostic evaluations are needed in order to follow up the clinical situation and the results of the therapeutic strategies. The aim of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the possible role of lung ultrasound (LU) compared with bedside radiography(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopic imaging (1H-MRSI) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MR (DCEMR) in the depiction of local prostate cancer recurrence in patients with biochemical progression after radical prostatectomy (RP). MATERIALS AND METHODS 1H-MRSI and DCEMR were performed in 70 patients at high risk of local(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a new, noninvasive imaging technique for the visualization of the biliary ducts with cholangiographic images similar to those obtained with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. No contrast medium injection is used. The aim of this study(More)
To compare clinical effectiveness of Viabil-covered stents versus uncovered metallic Wallstents, for palliation of malignant jaundice due to extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, 60 patients were enrolled in a prospective and randomized study. In half of the patients a bare Wallstent was used, and in the other half a Viabil biliary stent. Patients were followed(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether the use of two arterial phase image acquisition series, when combined with portal venous phase imaging at multi-detector row helical computed tomography (CT), would be superior enough to use of a single arterial phase image acquisition series to warrant the increased radiation dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS Multi-detector row CT(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Recently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been introduced in the diagnosis of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, it is still rarely reported in paediatric IBD. We studied the diagnostic value of gadolinium enhanced MRI in revealing inflammation of the distal ileum in children with Crohn's disease (CD) and in(More)