V Rufini

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Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Solitary liver metastasis from Hürthle cell thyroid cancer: a case report and review of the literature
    M Salvatori
    Nuclear Medicine Department, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:52-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of nuclear medicine in infantile hydronephrosis
    Vittoria Rufini
    Istituto di Medicina Nucleare, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Rays 27:141-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint The evolution in the use of MIBG in more than 25 years of experimental and clinical applications
    V Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 52:341-50. 2008
  4. pmc Role of (18)F-FDG PET-CT in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    P Castaldi
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 33:1-8. 2013
  5. pmc ¹⁸F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose focal uptake in very small pulmonary nodules: fact or artifact? Case reports
    Maria Lucia Calcagni
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A, Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    World J Surg Oncol 10:71. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy with positron emission tomography in the diagnostic work-up of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: a systematic review
    V Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 57:122-33. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint The evolution in the use of MIBG scintigraphy in pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas
    Vittoria Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Hormones (Athens) 12:58-68. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Role of PET/CT in the functional imaging of endocrine pancreatic tumors
    Vittoria Rufini
    Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Abdom Imaging 37:1004-20. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Unsuspected testicular metastases from Merkel cell carcinoma: a case report with therapeutic implications
    Vittoria Rufini
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Am J Clin Oncol 27:636-7. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of 123I-MIBG SPECT-CT and 18F-DOPA PET-CT in the evaluation of patients with known or suspected recurrent paraganglioma
    Vittoria Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Nucl Med Commun 32:575-82. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Solitary liver metastasis from Hürthle cell thyroid cancer: a case report and review of the literature
    M Salvatori
    Nuclear Medicine Department, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:52-6. 2004
    ..However, on very rare occasions, physiological enteric radioactivity can hide possible abdominal lesions and further indepth studies, such as FDG-PET scans, are sometimes necessary...
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of nuclear medicine in infantile hydronephrosis
    Vittoria Rufini
    Istituto di Medicina Nucleare, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Rays 27:141-8. 2002
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The evolution in the use of MIBG in more than 25 years of experimental and clinical applications
    V Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 52:341-50. 2008
    ..Those currently exceed those about imaging of tumor diseases. We also report the geographic distribution of published papers...
  4. pmc Role of (18)F-FDG PET-CT in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    P Castaldi
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 33:1-8. 2013
    ..Additionally, new PET radiopharmaceuticals could provide considerable information on specific tumour characteristics, thus overcoming the limitations of (18)F-FDG...
  5. pmc ¹⁸F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose focal uptake in very small pulmonary nodules: fact or artifact? Case reports
    Maria Lucia Calcagni
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A, Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    World J Surg Oncol 10:71. 2012
    ..The diagnostic performance of 18 F-FDG is similar for nodules measuring at least 1 cm and for larger masses, but few data exist for nodules smaller than 1 cm...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy with positron emission tomography in the diagnostic work-up of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: a systematic review
    V Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 57:122-33. 2013
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The evolution in the use of MIBG scintigraphy in pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas
    Vittoria Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Hormones (Athens) 12:58-68. 2013
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Role of PET/CT in the functional imaging of endocrine pancreatic tumors
    Vittoria Rufini
    Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Abdom Imaging 37:1004-20. 2012
    ..In addition, (68)Ga-DOTA-peptides play a distinctive role in planning peptide receptor radionuclide therapy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Unsuspected testicular metastases from Merkel cell carcinoma: a case report with therapeutic implications
    Vittoria Rufini
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Am J Clin Oncol 27:636-7. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of 123I-MIBG SPECT-CT and 18F-DOPA PET-CT in the evaluation of patients with known or suspected recurrent paraganglioma
    Vittoria Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Nucl Med Commun 32:575-82. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Role of PET in medullary thyroid carcinoma
    V Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, UniversInstitute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Endocrinol 33:67-73. 2008
    ..These tracers are currently under investigation and will further improve the diagnostic approach of MTC...
  12. ncbi request reprint Thyroid carcinomas with a variable insular component: prognostic significance of histopathologic patterns
    Vittoria Rufini
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Cancer 110:1209-17. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of focal and diffuse thyroid diseases identified by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography
    M Salvatori
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 61:488-93. 2007
    ..On the other hand, patients with a PET finding of diffuse FDG uptake can be considered at low risk of malignancy, being more likely associated to chronic thyroiditis or diffuse thyroid autonomy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Validity of thyroglobulin mRNA assay in peripheral blood of postoperative thyroid carcinoma patients in predicting tumor recurrences varies according to the histologic type: results of a prospective study
    R Bellantone
    Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, , Largo E. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cancer 92:2273-9. 2001
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  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the surgical completeness after total thyroidectomy for differentiated thyroid carcinoma
    M Salvatori
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del S Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Surg Oncol 33:648-54. 2007
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  16. doi request reprint Impact of 111In-DTPA-octreotide SPECT/CT fusion images in the management of neuroendocrine tumours
    P Castaldi
    Istituto di Medicina Nucleare, Dipartimento di Bioimmagini e Scienze Radiologiche, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Radiol Med 113:1056-67. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the clinical usefulness of anatomical-functional image fusion...
  17. doi request reprint Clinical significance of incidental focal colorectal (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake: our experience and a review of the literature
    G Treglia
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Colorectal Dis 14:174-80. 2012
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  18. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological interference with 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine: a limitation to developing cardiac innervation imaging in clinical practice?
    A Stefanelli
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:1326-33. 2013
    ..Thirty years after introduction of the method and over 15 years since the appearance of the first document on pharmacological interference with MIBG, an update on this issue has become necessary...
  19. pmc Treatment of advanced neuroblastoma: feasibility and therapeutic potential of a novel approach combining 131-I-MIBG and multiple drug chemotherapy
    S Mastrangelo
    Pediatric Oncology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Br J Cancer 84:460-4. 2001
    ..It is to be hoped that this suggested novel approach may represent an important route of investigation to improve final outcome in patients with advanced NB...
  20. doi request reprint Imaging of peritoneal carcinomatosis with FDG PET-CT: diagnostic patterns, case examples and pitfalls
    Anna Maria De Gaetano
    Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Abdom Imaging 34:391-402. 2009
    ..FDG PET-CT adds to conventional imaging in the detection and staging of peritoneal carcinomatosis and is a useful diagnostic tool in monitoring response to therapy and in long term follow-up...
  21. doi request reprint Renal artery stenting in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease
    Carlo Trani
    Department of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Viale G Rossini 74, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 76:26-34. 2010
    ..To investigate the role of renal stenting in selected patients with chronic ischemic heart disease and renal artery stenosis...
  22. doi request reprint Treatment of advanced neuroblastoma in children over 1 year of age: the critical role of ¹³¹I-metaiodobenzylguanidine combined with chemotherapy in a rapid induction regimen
    Stefano Mastrangelo
    Division of Pediatric Oncology, Catholic University of Rome, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 56:1032-40. 2011
    ..We evaluated the toxicity of, and response to, a novel induction regimen that included ¹³¹I-MIBG combined with cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, vincristine, and doxorubicin...
  23. ncbi request reprint Are there disadvantages in administering 131I ablation therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma without a preablative diagnostic 131I whole-body scan?
    Massimo Salvatori
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 61:704-10. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Radio-guided surgery for lymph node recurrences of differentiated thyroid cancer
    Massimo Salvatori
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito, 8 00168 Rome, Italy
    World J Surg 27:770-5. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Imaging of neuroendocrine tumors
    Vittoria Rufini
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Semin Nucl Med 36:228-47. 2006
    ..New somatostatin analogs with different receptor affinity as well as other peptides are currently under investigation and will further improve our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities in the future...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nuclear medicine procedures in the diagnosis and therapy of medullary thyroid carcinoma
    Vittoria Rufini
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 62:139-46. 2008
    ..Interesting perspectives for MTC imaging are offered by PET radiopharmaceuticals...
  27. pmc An unusual case of adrenal metastasis from colorectal cancer: computed tomography and fluorine 18-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography features and literature review
    P Castaldi
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Case Rep Oncol 3:416-22. 2010
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  28. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive adrenal imaging in hyperaldosteronism: is it accurate for correctly identifying patients who should be selected for surgery?
    Celestino Pio Lombardi
    Divisione di Endocrinochirurgia, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 392:623-8. 2007
    ..We evaluated if non-invasive preoperative imaging studies are able to reliably differentiate these causes of hyperaldosteronism...
  29. doi request reprint Unusual increased metaiodobenzylguanidine uptake in liposarcoma
    Giorgio Treglia
    Nuclear Medicine Institute, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Policlinico Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Clin Nucl Med 33:627-9. 2008