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INTRODUCTION Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Tumours (STT) are frequent heterogeneous lesions. Guidelines consider a mass larger than 5 cm and deep with respect to the deep fascia potentially malignant. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) can detect both vascularity and tumour neoangiogenesis. We hypothesised that perfusion patterns and vascularisation time(More)
Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) is a common condition in young active subjects, which can lead to the development of early osteoarthritis if not correctly diagnosed. Imaging evaluation of FAI, mainly based on plain film and magnetic resonance evaluation, must be performed according to precise guidelines and is fundamental for reaching a final diagnosis.(More)
UNLABELLED Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder is a clinical condition characterized by progressive limitation of active and passive mobility of the glenohumeral joint, generally associated with high levels of pain. Although the diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis is based mainly on clinical examination, different imaging modalities including arthrography,(More)
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the western world and the major cause of disability among the middle aged and elderly populations. Carotid artery stenosis is the single most important risk factor for stroke. The North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial and the European Carotid Surgery Trial have demonstrated that the risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous biopsies are gaining acceptance in the diagnosis of soft-tissue tumours. Sampling in the most representative area is not easy in sarcomas of huge dimension. We hypothesised that ultrasound (US) contrast medium could identify the representative area for focus core-needle biopsy (CNB) METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort series of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE MR imaging sheds new light on CNS involvement in the course of acquired chronic liver disease; however, the exact pathogenetic mechanisms of hepatic encephalopathy and associated MR abnormalities remain unclear. Our purpose was to relate MR signal intensity abnormalities of the CNS to clinical, biochemical, and pathologic features of(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed at evaluating BMI changes during GH therapy pause, to assess the transfer pattern between children and adult medical services in our clinic and to confirm the previous growth hormone deficiency (GHD) diagnosis. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS We identified 75 transition patients (age at first visit <25 years) with pituitary(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether there exists a characteristic distribution pattern of vessels within neurinomas that may be used to characterise this type of lesion by employing a contrast-specific ultrasound technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2003 and May 2010, 66 suspected neurinomas were evaluated according to their(More)
PURPOSE A morphological analysis of wash-in and wash-out curves was carried out to assess their significance in the evaluation of superficial masses with US after the introduction of contrast medium, and to compare the findings with the histological analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS From April to December 2000 we studied 70 patients with palpable masses in(More)
AIM Fat transfer is commonly used to fill loss of volume in depressed scars caused by trauma, deep burns or surgery. The aim of the study is to investigate the degree of fat graft take through evaluation of the microcirculation of grafted autologous adipose tissue using contrast-enhanced ultrasonography. PATIENTS AND METHOD From 2010 to 2012 at the(More)