Silvia Pratissoli

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PURPOSE A susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) epidemic model was applied to radiation therapy (RT) treatments to predict morphological variations in head and neck (H&N) anatomy. METHODS 360 daily MVCT images of 12 H&N patients treated by tomotherapy were analyzed in this retrospective study. Deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms, mesh grids,(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The National Working Group on Prostate Radiotherapy of AIRO (Associazione Italiana Radioterapia Oncologica, Italian Association of Radiotherapeutic Oncology) was established in March 2001. A retrospective multi-center survey was performed to analyze the patterns of care for prostate cancer patients treated with postoperative radiotherapy(More)
Cancer of the large bowel is relatively rare in persons younger than 50 years of age, but its incidence increases sharply in persons older than 60 years of age. We thought that the evaluation of colonic cell proliferation, an accurate biomarker of predisposition to colorectal cancer, might help to elucidate the susceptibility of elderly persons to this(More)
BACKGROUND The radiation therapy of abdominal-pelvic tumors, determining diarrhea and cramps, could reduce the compliance of the patient and compromise his quality of life. This study attempts to assess the effects of adjuvant therapy with diosmectite (Diosmectal) on the above mentioned side effects from radiotherapy. METHODS From August 1998 to September(More)
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