Stefano Cirillo

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Purpose. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) allows analysis of both tumor volume and contrast enhancement pattern using a single tool. We sought to investigate whether DCE-MRI could be used to predict histological response in patients undergoing primary chemotherapy (PCT) for breast cancer. Patients and methods. Thirty patients(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare clinical breast examination (CBE), mammography, ultrasonography (US), and contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for screening women at genetic-familial high risk for breast cancer and report interim results, with pathologic findings as standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board of each(More)
This report presents the preliminary results of the first phase (21 months) of a multi-centre, non-randomised, prospective study, aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray mammography (XM) and ultrasound (US) in early diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) in subjects at high genetic risk. This Italian(More)
To evaluate diagnostic performance of endorectal magnetic resonance (eMR) for diagnosing local recurrence of prostate cancer (PC) in patients with previous radical prostatectomy (RP) and to assess whether contrast-enhanced (CE)-eMR improved diagnostic accuracy in comparison to unenhanced study. Unenhanced eMR data of 72 male patients (mean of total PSA:(More)
AIM To evaluate prospectively the role of endorectal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in detecting peripheral zone tumour in patients with total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) values>or=4 ng/ml and one or more negative transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy rounds. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-four consecutive men(More)
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is a safe and non-invasive imaging method that can readily depict the pulmonary veins (PV), whose imaging has acquired momentum with the advent of new techniques for radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). We evaluated whether virtual endoscopy from 3D MRA images (MRA-VE) is feasible in studying the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate if dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance can predict the tumoural response in patients with breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients with biopsy-proven locally advanced breast cancer underwent taxane-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical surgery. MRI evaluations(More)
PURPOSE To study the usefulness of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in imaging of the pulmonary veins (PV) before and after radiofrequency ablation procedures in patients with atrial fibrillation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 2002 and April 2003, 50 patients with atrial fibrillation underwent MRA prior to ablation; 18 patients also underwent(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the topography, morphology and contrast enhancement of the intramedullary metastases (IM) from extra-CNS neoplasms. We report the results of a multicenter retrospective study on 18 patients with 26 IM examined with a 0.5T MR imaging system; intravenous injection of Gd-DTPA was performed in all cases. We found that(More)
AIM To compare the diagnostic accuracy of single section spiral computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with tissue-specific contrast agent mangafodipir trisodium (MnDPDP) in the detection of colorectal liver metastases. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and twenty-five consecutive patients undergoing surgery for primary and/or(More)