Serena Cargnel

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BACKGROUND Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an alternative therapy in patients with refractory angina pectoris when coronary revascularization cannot be performed. Several hypotheses have been given to explain the effects of SCS in reducing the number and the intensity of anginal crises. These hypotheses include possible variations in myocardial blood flow(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiac PET studies in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) are few, and the results are conflicting. In particular, even if a reduced uptake of FDG is reported, confirmation in a large group of patients and exact understanding of the underlying cause are lacking. METHODS We selected 29 consecutive patients who had complete LBBB and no(More)
A hybrid method for attenuation correction (HAC) in positron emission tomography (PET) brain studies is proposed. The technique requires the acquisition of two short (1 min) transmission scans immediately before or after the emission study, with the patient and the head fixation system in place and after removing the patient from the scanner with the head(More)
A diabetic patient affected by insulin-dependent diabetes, significant stenosis of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary, thrombolyzed myocardial infarction and complete left bundle branch block (LBBB) was examined by PET. Myocardial perfusion, glucose utilization and oxidative metabolism were evaluated by 13N-ammonia, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and(More)
We report the results of FDG PET whole body scan in 75 cancer patients in whom tumor extent was defined by surgical, histological or cytological findings and clinical follow-up. Twenty-five had malignant lymphomas, 24 lung carcinomas, and 26 other types of solid tumors. Twenty-three patients were evaluated at disease onset, before therapy, and 37 at the(More)
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