Settembre 22, 2023


IR is useful to help surgeons in complications of onco-gynecologic surgery.
Settembre 10, 2023

High density flexible coil arrays for improved SNR in prostate MRI

High density receiver coil arrays allowed by AIR coil technology can provide improved SNR in prostate MRI.
Settembre 9, 2023

MAP score and 2D Shear Wave ultrasound as adherent perinephric fat (APF) preoperative predictors in robot-assisted partial nephrectomy

Preoperative APF assessment in RAPN candidate patients is useful for a prediction of operative times. The multivariable model including gender, BMI, MAP score and the mean value of three measures of SWE highly predicts the presence of APF. A larger sample size is needed to validate the model and to create a score that effectively predicts APF.
Settembre 9, 2023

MRI in the characterization of renal masses

MRI is very useful in the diagnosis of the most common renal masses.
Settembre 9, 2023

How embryology knowledge can help radiologists in the differential diagnosis of Wolffian duct (WD) related pathology

The mesonephric duct, also known as Wolffian duct (WD), is a paired organ that during embryonic development forms as a part of urogenital system draining the primitive kidney (mesonephros) into the cloaca and giving off lateral branch forming the ureteric bud. In both male and female, WD develops into urinary bladder trigone and ureters.  In male, it has a fundamental role in reproductive organ’s formation (epididymis, ejaculatory duct, vas deferens, and seminal vesicle). In female, WDs degenerate, although inclusions cyst (e.g., Gardner’s cyst) or remnant may persist.     It is well known that WD anomalies are usually diagnosed in paediatric patient, but Radiologists can encounter these anomalies also in adult population. Due to close relationship between urinary and reproductive system development, congenital malformation (especially renal agenesia / malformation) is often associated to each other.  The aim of our work is to review embryology, anatomy and pathologies related to WD through a multi modal approach (Ultrasound US, Computed Tomography CT and Magnetic Resonance imaging MRI) to make Radiologists more familiar of such conditions and their associations and to guarantee a correct diagnosis not only in paediatric patients but also in the adult population. 
Settembre 9, 2023

Contrast-enhanced MRI in women with endometrial cancer: dynamic versus single-phase acquisitions

Settembre 9, 2023

Radiomics for predicting extraprostatic extension of prostate cancer with MRI: a systematic review and meta-analysis

1. MRI radiomics warrants consideration as a possible solution to address the constraints of MRI in local staging of PCa. 2. The 13 included studies showed an overall AUC of 0.80 for EPE prediction of PCa, with high heterogeneity (84.7%, p < .001), methodological issues and poor clinically orientation. 3. Methodologically robust radiomics research is needed to bring added value to clinical nomograms at patient level.
Settembre 9, 2023


Settembre 9, 2023

Post-contrast acute kidney injury in patients with chronic kidney disease grade IV receiving iodinated contrast for elective computed tomography following new ESUR guidelines prophylaxis

Nijssen, E. C., Rennenberg, R. J., Nelemans, P. J., Essers, B. A., Janssen, M. M., Vermeeren, M. A., Ommen, V. V., & Wildberger, J. E. (2017). Prophylactic hydration to protect renal function from intravascular iodinated contrast material in patients at high risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (AMACING): a prospective, randomised, phase 3, controlled, open-label, non-inferiority trial. Lancet (London, England), 389(10076), 1312–1322. Sebastià, C., Páez-Carpio, A., Guillen, E., Paño, B., Garcia-Cinca, D., Poch, E., Oleaga, L., & Nicolau, C. (2021). Oral hydration compared to intravenous hydration in the prevention of post-contrast acute kidney injury in patients with chronic kidney disease stage IIIb: A phase III non-inferiority study (NICIR study). European journal of radiology, 136, 109509. Newhouse, J. H., Kho, D., Rao, Q. A., & Starren, J. (2008). Frequency of serum creatinine changes in the absence of iodinated contrast material: implications for studies of contrast nephrotoxicity. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 191(2), 376–382.