E Quaia

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of renal tumours with pulse inversion harmonic imaging by intermittent high mechanical index technique: initial results
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 13:1402-12. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Characterization of focal liver lesions with contrast-specific US modes and a sulfur hexafluoride-filled microbubble contrast agent: diagnostic performance and confidence
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste 34149, Italy
    Radiology 232:420-30. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of visual and quantitative analysis for characterization of insonated liver tumors after microbubble contrast injection
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, University of Trieste, Cattinara Hospital, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste 34149, Italy
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 186:1560-70. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Contrast-specific ultrasound techniques
    E Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, I 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 112:473-90. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Targeting Lewis Y (Le(y)) in small cell lung cancer with a humanized monoclonal antibody, hu3S193: a pilot trial testing two dose levels
    Lee M Krug
    Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College at Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 2:947-52. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Analysis of the impact of digital tomosynthesis on the radiological investigation of patients with suspected pulmonary lesions on chest radiography
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste Italy, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 22:1912-22. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of focal hepatic lesions in cirrhotic patients by Pulse Inversion Harmonic Imaging US contrast specific technique with Levovist
    Emilio Quaia
    Istituto di Radiologia, Ospedale di Cattinara, Universita degli Studi, Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 104:285-94. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diagnostic performance of unenhanced vs SonoVue - enhanced ultrasonography in focal liver lesions characterization. The experience of three Italian centers
    Emilio Quaia
    Istituto di Radiologia, Ospedale di Cattinara, Universita degli Studi, Trieste
    Radiol Med 108:71-81. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Radiologic-pathologic correlations of intratumoral tissue components in the most common solid and cystic renal tumors. Pictorial review
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 15:1734-44. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of different contrast enhancement patterns after microbubble-based contrast agent injection in liver hemangiomas with atypical appearance on baseline scan
    E Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste, 34149, Italy
    Abdom Imaging 31:59-64. 2006

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Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization of renal tumours with pulse inversion harmonic imaging by intermittent high mechanical index technique: initial results
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 13:1402-12. 2003
    ..The PIHI has been shown to differentiate solid RCC from typical AML by contrast enhancement assessment after Levovist injection, but differential diagnosis both in solid and in cystic renal masses still remains difficult...
  2. ncbi request reprint Characterization of focal liver lesions with contrast-specific US modes and a sulfur hexafluoride-filled microbubble contrast agent: diagnostic performance and confidence
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste 34149, Italy
    Radiology 232:420-30. 2004
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  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of visual and quantitative analysis for characterization of insonated liver tumors after microbubble contrast injection
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, University of Trieste, Cattinara Hospital, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste 34149, Italy
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 186:1560-70. 2006
    ..The objective of our study was to compare diagnostic performance of visual and quantitative analysis for the characterization of liver tumors insonated at low transmit power after microbubble contrast agent injection...
  4. ncbi request reprint Contrast-specific ultrasound techniques
    E Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, I 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 112:473-90. 2007
    ..The different contrast-specific US techniques may be distinguished by their basic principle into pseudo-Doppler, harmonic, phase-modulation, amplitude-modulation and phase-and amplitude-modulation techniques...
  5. ncbi request reprint Targeting Lewis Y (Le(y)) in small cell lung cancer with a humanized monoclonal antibody, hu3S193: a pilot trial testing two dose levels
    Lee M Krug
    Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College at Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 2:947-52. 2007
    ..A phase I trial of humanized 3S193 (hu3S193) with dosing up to 40 mg/m2 demonstrated tumor targeting without serious toxicities or the development of human anti-human antibodies...
  6. doi request reprint Analysis of the impact of digital tomosynthesis on the radiological investigation of patients with suspected pulmonary lesions on chest radiography
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste Italy, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 22:1912-22. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of digital tomosynthesis (DTS) on the radiological investigation of patients with suspected pulmonary lesions on chest radiography (CXR)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of focal hepatic lesions in cirrhotic patients by Pulse Inversion Harmonic Imaging US contrast specific technique with Levovist
    Emilio Quaia
    Istituto di Radiologia, Ospedale di Cattinara, Universita degli Studi, Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 104:285-94. 2002
    ..To evaluate the capabilities of Pulse Inversion Harmonic Imaging (PIHI) with hepatospecific US contrast agent Levovist in the characterization of focal liver lesions in cirrhotic patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diagnostic performance of unenhanced vs SonoVue - enhanced ultrasonography in focal liver lesions characterization. The experience of three Italian centers
    Emilio Quaia
    Istituto di Radiologia, Ospedale di Cattinara, Universita degli Studi, Trieste
    Radiol Med 108:71-81. 2004
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced US with SonoVue (Bracco, Milan, Italy) compared to baseline US in focal hepatic lesions characterization...
  9. ncbi request reprint Radiologic-pathologic correlations of intratumoral tissue components in the most common solid and cystic renal tumors. Pictorial review
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 15:1734-44. 2005
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  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of different contrast enhancement patterns after microbubble-based contrast agent injection in liver hemangiomas with atypical appearance on baseline scan
    E Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste, 34149, Italy
    Abdom Imaging 31:59-64. 2006
    ..We describe different possible enhancement patterns in liver hemangiomas with atypical appearance on baseline ultrasound after microbubble-based contrast agent injection...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography versus baseline ultrasound and contrast-enhanced computed tomography in metastatic disease of the liver: diagnostic performance and confidence
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 16:1599-609. 2006
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  12. doi request reprint The added diagnostic value of 64-row multidetector CT combined with contrast-enhanced US in the evaluation of hepatocellular nodule vascularity: implications in the diagnosis of malignancy in patients with liver cirrhosis
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 19:651-63. 2009
    ..05), while no change in specificity was provided by combined analysis. The combined assessment of hepatocellular nodule vascularity at CT and CEUS improved sensitivity in the diagnosis of malignancy in patients with liver cirrhosis...
  13. doi request reprint Integrated fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET/CT compared to standard contrast-enhanced CT for characterization and staging of pulmonary tumors eligible for surgical resection
    E Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Acta Radiol 49:995-1004. 2008
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  14. doi request reprint Fast T2 mapping of the patellar articular cartilage with gradient and spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging at 1.5 T: validation and initial clinical experience in patients with osteoarthritis
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Skeletal Radiol 37:511-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the T2 mapping of patellar articular cartilage in patients with osteoarthritis using gradient and spin-echo (GRASE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Differential patterns of contrast enhancement in different focal liver lesions after injection of the microbubble US contrast agent SonoVue]
    Emilio Quaia
    Istituto di Radiologia, Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Ospedale di Cattinara
    Radiol Med 107:155-65. 2004
    ..To identify differential contrast enhancement patterns in different focal hepatic lesions after injection of the microbubble contrast agent SonoVue using high or low acoustic power imaging...
  16. doi request reprint Radiological-pathological correlation in intratumoural tissue components of solid lung tumours
    E Quaia
    UnitĂ  Clinica Operativa di Radiologia, Ospedale di Cattinara, Universita di Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 114:173-89. 2009
    ..Necrotic and haemorrhagic components are typically observed in malignant lesions, whereas solid and fibrotic components may be seen both in solid lung malignancies and in benign lesions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Characterization of liver hemangiomas with pulse inversion harmonic imaging
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 12:537-44. 2002
    ..In few liver hemangiomas atypical on conventional US PIHI did not identify a characteristic pattern and helical CT was necessary for final characterization...
  18. ncbi request reprint Renal parenchymal diseases: is characterization feasible with ultrasound?
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 12:2006-20. 2002
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  19. doi request reprint The value of digital tomosynthesis in the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary lesions on chest radiography: analysis of diagnostic accuracy and confidence
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Acad Radiol 17:1267-74. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the value of digital tomosynthesis in the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary lesions on chest radiography...
  20. ncbi request reprint Detection of liver metastases by pulse inversion harmonic imaging during Levovist late phase: comparison with conventional ultrasound and helical CT in 160 patients
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 13:475-83. 2003
    ..9). The smallest identified metastases presented 3-mm mean diameter on PIHI, 5-mm on HCT and 7-mm on conventional US. PIHI with Levovist is a reliable technique in metastases detection...
  21. pmc Diagnostic value of hepatocellular nodule vascularity after microbubble injection for characterizing malignancy in patients with cirrhosis
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste, Italy 34149
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:1474-83. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of hepatocellular nodule vascularity after microbubble injection for characterization of malignancy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of observer experience in the differentiation between benign and malignant liver tumors after ultrasound contrast agent injection
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 29:25-36. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the observer level of experience on the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging (CEUS) for differentiation between benign and malignant liver tumors...
  23. ncbi request reprint Detection of focal renal perfusion defects in rabbits after sulphur hexafluoride-filled microbubble injection at low transmission power ultrasound insonation
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Eur Radiol 16:166-72. 2006
    ..615 vs 0.972 by reader 1; 0.720 vs 0.953 by reader 2). Contrast-enhanced US at low transmission power insonation effectively identified RPDs with diameters >6 mm in rabbits...
  24. doi request reprint Differential diagnosis between splenic nodules and peritoneal metastases with contrast-enhanced ultrasound based on signal-intensity characteristics during the late phase
    M Bertolotto
    UCO di Radiologia, Universita di Trieste, Ospedale di Cattinara, Strada di Fiume 449, 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 114:42-51. 2009
    ..This study was done to assess the enhancement characteristics of splenic implants and to evaluate whether contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) after SonoVue injection allows the differential diagnosis with peritoneal metastases...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of liver parenchymal blood flow with contrast-enhanced US: preliminary results in healthy and cirrhotic patients
    Cristiana Gasparini
    Department of Radiology, Morfologiche e Tecnologiche, U C O di Radiologia, Ospedale di Cattinara, Strada di Fiume 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Acad Radiol 10:869-76. 2003
    ..To determine whether changes in hepatic parenchymal blood flow in cirrhotic patients can be evaluated with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) after Levovist administration...
  26. ncbi request reprint US characterization of focal hepatic lesions with intermittent high-acoustic-power mode and contrast material
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste 34149, Italy
    Acad Radiol 10:739-50. 2003
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  27. doi request reprint The role of CEUS in the characterization of hepatocellular nodules detected during the US surveillance program--current practices in Europe
    E Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Ultraschall Med 33:S48-56. 2012
    ..CEUS represents a competitive imaging method from an economic point of view, and is an effective imaging tool for assessing the therapeutic outcome after surgery, ablation therapy, and transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Current role of color Doppler ultrasound in acute renal failure]
    M Bertolotto
    UCO di Radiologia, Universita di Trieste, Ospedale di Cattinara, Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 102:340-7. 2001
    ..Measuring the transit time of the microbubbles is useful for the diagnosis of renal artery stenosis and, in transplanted kidneys, for differential diagnosis between ATN and acute rejection...
  29. doi request reprint The diagnostic value of small bowel wall vascularity after sulfur hexafluoride-filled microbubble injection in patients with Crohn's disease. Correlation with the therapeutic effectiveness of specific anti-inflammatory treatment
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 69:438-44. 2009
    ..To assess the value of small bowel wall vascularity after microbubble contrast agent injection in evaluating the therapeutic effectiveness of specific anti-inflammatory treatment in patients with Crohn's disease...
  30. doi request reprint Comparison of contrast-enhanced sonography with unenhanced sonography and contrast-enhanced CT in the diagnosis of malignancy in complex cystic renal masses
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, 34149 Trieste, Italy
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 191:1239-49. 2008
    ..The objective of our study was to evaluate contrast-enhanced sonography in the diagnosis of malignancy in complex cystic renal masses...
  31. ncbi request reprint Liver haemangiomas undetermined at grey-scale ultrasound: contrast-enhancement patterns with SonoVue and pulse-inversion US
    Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta
    Department of Radiology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 127, 90127 Palermo, Italy
    Eur Radiol 15:685-93. 2005
    ..In conclusion, PI after the administration of SonoVue enabled the depiction of typical contrast-enhancement patterns in haemangiomas undetermined at baseline US...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characterization of focal liver lesions with pulse inversion harmonic imaging (PIHI) using a second generation US contrast agent
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Italy
    Acad Radiol 9:S376-9. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint Benign focal liver lesions: spectrum of findings on SonoVue-enhanced pulse-inversion ultrasonography
    Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta
    Department of Radiology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 127, 90127, Palermo, Italy
    Eur Radiol 15:1643-9. 2005
    ..This review illustrates the spectrum of enhancement patterns of BFLL on contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with SonoVue, a second-generation microbubble-based contrast agent...
  34. ncbi request reprint Microbubble ultrasound contrast agents: an update
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste Italy, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste 34149
    Eur Radiol 17:1995-2008. 2007
    ..Finally, tumor-targeted microbubbles make possible the depiction of specific biologic processes...
  35. doi request reprint The mammography project at the SYRMEP beamline
    D Dreossi
    Sincrotrone Trieste ScpA, Trieste, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 68:S58-62. 2008
    ..Preliminary analysis shows the high diagnostic quality of the PhC SR images that were acquired with equal or less delivered dose compared to the conventional ones...
  36. doi request reprint Assessment of a new mathematical model for the computation of numerical parameters related to renal cortical blood flow and fractional blood volume by contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 35:616-27. 2009
    ..The piecewise linear function versus standard negative exponential function improved data approximation for the computation of numerical values related to renal cortical blood flow velocity and fractional blood volume...
  37. ncbi request reprint Terminology for contrast-enhanced sonography: a practical glossary
    Orlando Catalano
    Department of Radiology, National Cancer Institute, Fondazione Pascale, Naples, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 26:717-30. 2007
    ..The purpose of this glossary is to offer an updated guide to the correct terminology for contrast-enhanced sonography...
  38. doi request reprint Complete penile corporeal septation: evaluation with contrast enhanced US
    Michele Bertolotto
    Department of Radiology, University of Trieste, Ospedale di Cattinara, Strada di Fiume 449, 34149, Trieste, Italy
    Abdom Imaging 33:621-5. 2008
    ..Complete penile corporeal septation is a rare malformation in which the corpora cavernosa are completely isolated. We describe a new method to reach the diagnosis of this malformation using contrast enhanced US...
  39. ncbi request reprint The application of ultrasound contrast agents in the characterization of renal tumors
    Salvatore Siracusano
    Department of Urology, Trieste University, Ospedale di Cattinara, Via Strada di Fiume 447, 34100 Trieste, Italy
    World J Urol 22:316-22. 2004
    ..PIHI with Levovist may differentiate solid RCCs from AMLs with no hypervascular pattern while solid RCCs show a higher intensity of contrast enhancement than hypervascular AML...
  40. ncbi request reprint Resistive index in patients with renal colic: differences after medical treatment with indomethacin and ketorolac
    Michele Bertolotto
    UCO di Radiologia, Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Ospedale di Cattinara, Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 106:370-5. 2003
    ..To investigate whether colour Doppler US can demonstrate haemodynamic differences in patients with renal colic after pharmacological treatment with indomethacin and ketorolac...
  41. ncbi request reprint Color Doppler features of hepatic involvement in Rendu-Osler-Weber disease
    Daniela Dibilio
    U C O di Radiologia, Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Ospedale di Cattinara, Trieste, Italy
    Radiol Med 105:394-8. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint The value of gamma camera and computed tomography data set coregistration to assess Lewis Y antigen targeting in small cell lung cancer by (111)Indium-labeled humanized monoclonal antibody 3S193
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 67:292-9. 2008
    ..To assess the value of data set coregistration of gamma camera and computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of targeting of humanized monoclonal antibody 3S193 labeled with indium-111 ((111)In-hu3S193) to small cell lung cancer (SCLC)...
  43. doi request reprint Painful penile induration: imaging findings and management
    Michele Bertolotto
    Department of Radiology, University of Trieste, Ospedale di Cattinara, Trieste, Italy
    Radiographics 29:477-93. 2009
    ..Magnetic resonance imaging is the optimal imaging modality for tumor staging. Other imaging modalities are required less frequently...
  44. ncbi request reprint Initial observations on the effect of irradiation on the liver-specific uptake of Levovist
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Imperial College School of Medicine Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK
    Eur J Radiol 41:192-9. 2002
    ..The two likely mechanisms would be damage to the Kupffer cells and or the vascular endothelium, although the relative contribution of these is unclear...
  45. doi request reprint Inflammatory activity in Crohn disease: ultrasound findings
    Vincenzo Migaleddu
    Sardinian Mediterranean Imaging Research Group no profit foundation, Via Gorizia no 11, 07100, Sassari Sardinia, Italy
    Abdom Imaging 33:589-97. 2008
    ..Peri-intestinal inflammatory involvement can be also characterized. CE-US can provide prognostic data concerning clinical recurrence of the inflammatory disease and evaluate the efficacy of drugs treatments...