Davide Ippolito, Alessandra Silvia Casiraghi, Cammillo Talei Franzesi, Davide Fior, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, “San Gerardo” Hospital, 20900 Monza, Italy
Davide Ippolito, Alessandra Silvia Casiraghi, Cammillo Talei Franzesi, Davide Fior, Franca Meloni, Sandro Sironi, School of Medicine, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20900 Monza, Italy
Sandro Sironi, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, “Papa Giovanni XXIII” Hospital, 24127 Bergamo, Italy
Author contributions: Ippolito D was guarantor of integrity of entire study; Ippolito D and Casiraghi AS contributed to study concepts; Ippolito D, Casiraghi AS and Franzesi CT contributed to study design; Franzesi CT and Fior D contributed to literature research; clinical studies; Ippolito D and Casiraghi AS contributed to data acquisition, data analysis/interpretation; Casiraghi AS contributed to statistical analysis; Ippolito D, Casiraghi AS and Meloni F contributed to manuscript preparation; Ippolito D and Sironi S contributed to manuscript definition of intellectual content; Ippolito D and Franzesi CT contributed to manuscript editing; all authors contributed to manuscript revision/review; Ippolito D contributed to manuscript final version approval.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the H. San Gerardo Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: Every patient gave his informed consent, as required by our Institution.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors are aware of the content of the manuscript and have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Davide Ippolito, MD, School of Medicine, University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Pergolesi 33, 20900 Monza, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: May 13, 2017
Peer-review started: May 17, 2017
First decision: July 11, 2017
Revised: July 25, 2017
Accepted: August 16, 2017
Article in press: August 17, 2017
Published online: October 15, 2017