Giovanna Rizzo
National Research Council
AlgorithmPhysicsInternal medicineRadiologyEndocrinologyBiomedical engineeringMagnetic resonance imagingArtificial intelligencePsychologyTomographyImage registrationPattern recognitionMaterials sciencePositron emission tomographyNuclear medicineComputer visionMathematicsComputer scienceRadiation therapyComputed tomographyMedicineSegmentationImage processing
Publications 208
#1Wolfgang SauerweinH-Index: 24
#2Lucie Sancey (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)H-Index: 32
Last. Andrea WittigH-Index: 26
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Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) has the potential to specifically destroy tumor cells without damaging the tissues infiltrated by the tumor. BNCT is a binary treatment method based on the combination of two agents that have no effect when applied individually: 10B and thermal neutrons. Exclusively, the combination of both produces an effect, whose extent depends on the amount of 10B in the tumor but also on the organs at risk. It is not yet possible to determine the 10B concentration in a s...
#2Christina RoeckeH-Index: 1
Last. Giovanna RizzoH-Index: 34
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#1Lucia FontanaH-Index: 1
Last. Giovanna Rizzo (Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico)H-Index: 1
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#1Filippo Palumbo (National Research Council)H-Index: 17
#2Antonino Crivello (National Research Council)H-Index: 10
Last. Giovanna Rizzo (National Research Council)H-Index: 34
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In the context of the fourth revolution in healthcare technologies, leveraging monitoring and personalization across different domains becomes a key factor for providing useful services to maintain and promote wellbeing. This is even more crucial for older people, with ageing being a complex multi-dimensional and multi-factorial process which can lead to frailty. The NESTORE project was recently funded by the EU Commission with the aim of supporting healthy older people to sustain their well-bei...
#2Massimo W. RivoltaH-Index: 9
Last. Roberto SassiH-Index: 27
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Wearable sensors play a significant role for monitoring the functional ability of the elderly and in general, promoting active ageing. One of the relevant variables to be tracked is the number of stair steps (single stair steps) performed daily, which is more challenging than counting flight of stairs and detecting stair climbing. In this study, we proposed a minimal complexity algorithm composed of a hierarchical classifier and a linear model to estimate the number of stair steps performed duri...
#1Elisa ScalcoH-Index: 11
#2Antonella BelfattoH-Index: 5
Last. Giovanna RizzoH-Index: 34
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PURPOSE: Despite its increasing application, radiomics has not yet demonstrated a solid reliability, due to the difficulty in replicating analyses. The extraction of radiomic features from clinical MRI (T1w/T2w) presents even more challenges because of the absence of well-defined units (e.g. HU). Some preprocessing steps are required before the estimation of radiomic features and one of this is the intensity normalization, that can be performed using different methods. The aim of this work was t...
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#1Ettore LanzaroneH-Index: 12
Last. Giovanna RizzoH-Index: 34
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The Intra-Voxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) model is largely adopted to estimate slow and fast diffusion coefficients of water molecules in biological tissues, which are used in cancer applications. The most reported fitting approach is a voxel-wise segmented non-linear least square, whereas Bayesian approaches with a direct fit, also considering spatial regularization, were proposed too. In this work a novel segmented Bayesian method was proposed, also in combination with a spatial regularization ...
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#1Mira El KamaliH-Index: 3
#2Leonardo AngeliniH-Index: 11
Last. Elena MugelliniH-Index: 16
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Virtual Coaches, also known as e-coaches, are a disruptive technology in healthcare. Indeed, among other usages, they might provide cost-effective solutions for increasing human wellbeing in different domains, such as physical, nutritional, cognitive, social, and emotional. This paper presents a systematic review of virtual coaches specifically aimed at improving or maintaining older adults' health in the aforementioned domains. Such digital systems assume various forms, from classic apps, to mo...
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#1Alfonso Mastropietro (National Research Council)H-Index: 12
#2Giovanna Rizzo (National Research Council)H-Index: 34
Last. Marco GrimaldiH-Index: 10
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Purpose The aim of the paper is to evaluate if advanced dMRI techniques, including diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) and neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI), could provide novel insights into the subtle microarchitectural modifications occurring in the corticospinal tract (CST) of stroke patients in subacute and chronic phases.
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#1Leonardo Angelini (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)H-Index: 11
#2Elena Mugellini (University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)H-Index: 16
Last. Giuseppe Andreoni (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 16
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This paper describes the NESTORE e-coaching strategy and system architecture and its unique approach to support older adults to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The novelty of the NESTORE project is the definition of a multi-domain personalized pathway where the e-coach accompany the user throughout different structured and non-structured coaching activities and recommendations. The NESTORE e-Coach is the result of a highly multidisciplinary EU project, granted under the call SC1-PM-15-2017.
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