Virna Zampa, MD

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
University of Pisa

Born in Napoli August 16, 1962
1987 – Degree in Medicine at the University of Florence.
1991 - Board certification in Radiology at the University of Florence
1993 - Staff Radiologist at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pisa.
Assistant Professor at the School of Radiology.
Field of interest: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Musculoskeletal system- MR Angiography.
Author and co-author of at least 30 papers in national and international journals and some chapters focused on MRI in national books.
Reviewer of the Journal "European Radiology”.

Publications
Osteoid osteoma in atypical locations: The added value of dynamic gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging.
Zampa V, Bargellini I, Ortori S, Faggioni L, Cioni R, Bartolozzi C.
Eur J Radiol. 2008 Jul 1

Ultrasonographic evaluation of liver volume and the metabolic syndrome in obese women.
Santini F, Giannetti M, Mazzeo S, Fierabracci P, Scartabelli G, Marsili A, Valeriano R, Pucci A, Anselmino M, Zampa V, Vitti P, Pinchera A.
J Endocrinol Invest. 2007 Feb;30(2):104-10.

Montagnani G, Manfredini D, Tognini F, Zampa V, Bosco M.
Magnetic resonance of the temporomandibular joint: experience at an Italian university center.
Minerva Stomatol. 2005 Jul-Aug;54(7-8):429-40.

Vignali C, Bargellini I, Lazzereschi M, Cioni R, Petruzzi P, Caramella D, Pinto S, Napoli V, Zampa V, Bartolozzi C.
Predictive factors of in-stent restenosis in renal artery stenting: a retrospective analysis.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2005 May-Jun;28(3):296-302.

Manfredini D, Tognini F, Melchiorre D, Zampa V, Bosco M.
Ultrasound assessment of increased capsular width as a predictor of temporomandibular joint effusion.
Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2003 Nov;32(6):359-64.

Cioni R, Armillotta N, Bargellini I, Zampa V, Cappelli C, Vagli P, Boni G, Marchetti S, Consoli V, Bartolozzi C.
CT-guided radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteoma: long-term results.
Eur Radiol. 2004 Jul;14(7):1203-8. Epub 2004 Mar 10.

Tognini F, Manfredini D, Melchiorre D, Zampa V, Bosco M.
Ultrasonographic vs magnetic resonance imaging findings of temporomandibular joint effusion.
Minerva Stomatol. 2003 Jul-Aug;52(7-8):365-70, 370-2. English, Italian.

Manfredini D, Tognini F, Zampa V, Bosco M.
Predictive value of clinical findings for temporomandibular joint effusion.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 Nov;96(5):521-6.

Piaggesi A, Viacava P, Rizzo L, Naccarato G, Baccetti F, Romanelli M, Zampa V, Del Prato S. Related Articles, Links
Semiquantitative analysis of the histopathological features of the neuropathic foot ulcer: effects of pressure relief.
Diabetes Care. 2003 Nov;26(11):3123-8.

Zampa V, Bargellini I, Michelassi MC, Trippi D, Ortori S, Cosottini M, Bartolozzi C.
MR evaluation of bone cysts treated with intracavital steroid injection.
Eur Radiol. 2003 Jun;13(6):1348-56. Epub 2002 Dec 20.

Cosottini M, Calabrese R, Puglioli M, Zampa V, Michelassi C, Ortori S, Murri L, Bartolozzi C.
Contrast-enhanced three-dimensional MR angiography of neck vessels: does dephasing effect alter diagnostic accuracy?
Eur Radiol. 2003 Mar;13(3):571-81. Epub 2002 Jul 25.

Piaggesi A, Rizzo L, Golia F, Costi D, Baccetti F, Ciaccio S, De Gregorio S, Vignali E, Trippi D, Zampa V, Marcocci C, Del Prato S.
Biochemical and ultrasound tests for early diagnosis of active neuro-osteoarthropathy (NOA) of the diabetic foot.
Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2002 Oct;58(1):1-9.

Zampa V, Cosottini M, Michelassi C, Ortori S, Bruschini L, Bartolozzi C. Related Articles, Links
Value of opposed-phase gradient-echo technique in distinguishing between benign and malignant vertebral lesions.
Eur Radiol. 2002 Jul;12(7):1811-8. Epub 2001 Dec 18.

Cosottini M, Zampa V, Petruzzi P, Ortori S, Cioni R, Bartolozzi C.
Contrast-enhanced three-dimensional MR angiography in the assessment of subclavian artery diseases.
Eur Radiol. 2000;10(11):1737-44.

Zampa V, Carafoli D, Grassi L, Cosottini M, Trippi D, Ortori S, Bagnolesi P.
Usefulness of opposed-phase gradient-echo technique in the diagnosis of occult lesions of the knee and comparison with traditional T1-weight sequences (in-phase)
Radiol Med. 2000 Jan-Feb;99(1-2):31-5. Italian.

Neri E, Caramella D, Cosottini M, Zampa V, Jackson A, Berrettini S, Sellari-Franceschini S, Bartolozzi C.
High-resolution magnetic resonance and volume rendering of the labyrinth.
Eur Radiol. 2000;10(1):114-8.

Falleni A, Trippi D, Zampa V.
Nonsecretory multiple myeloma. Differential diagnosis of a case
Radiol Med 1999 Jun;97(6):533-5. Italian..

Bortolotti U, Tartarini G, Guglielmi C, Zampa V.
Isolated intrapleural thymoma.
Tex Heart Inst J. 1998;25(4):314-5.

Bagnolesi P, Zampa V, Carafoli D, Cilotti A, Bartolozzi C.
Anterolateral fibrous impingement of the ankle. Report of 14 cases
Radiol Med (Torino). 1998 Apr;95(4):293-7. Italian.

Bagnolesi P, Cilotti A, Carafoli D, Zampa V, Cioni R, Bartolozzi C.
Osteochondral lesions of the humeral head: the usefulness of echographic study
Radiol Med (Torino). 1997 Oct;94(4):289-95. Italian.

Neri R, Martini A, Trippi D, Zampa V, Pasero G.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome with microtrabecular fracture in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta.
Clin Rheumatol. 1997 Jun;16(4):363-6.

Falaschi F, Battolla L, Zampa V, Cioni R, Cambi L, Antonelli A, Bartolozzi C.
Comparison of computerized tomography and magnetic resonance in the assessment of benign and malignant pleural diseases.
Radiol Med. 1996 Dec;92(6):713-8. Italian.

Mascalchi M, Petruzzi P, Zampa V.
MRI of cerebellar white matter damage due to carbon monoxide poisoning: case report.
Neuroradiology. 1996 May;38 Suppl 1:S73-4.

Falaschi F, Battolla L, Mascalchi M, Cioni R, Zampa V, Lencioni R, Antonelli A, Bartolozzi C.
Usefulness of MR signal intensity in distinguishing benign from malignant pleural disease.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1996 Apr;166(4):963-8.

Mascalchi M, Zampa V, Cioni R, Bartolozzi C.
Contiguity spondylodiscitis following percutaneous femoral artery catheterization. A case report
Radiol Med (Torino). 1996 Mar;91(3):325-6. Review. Italian.

Salvetti A, Arzilli F, Parrucci M, Fommei E, Napoli V, Zampa V, Bartolozzi C.
Renal artery stenosis in the nineties: screening dilemmas.
Contrib Nephrol. 1996;119:45-53. Review.

Lencioni R, Mascalchi M, Paolicchi A, Zampa V.
Breath-hold spin-echo MR imaging for evaluation of dynamic enhancement of native and treated hepatocellular carcinoma after intravenous Gd-DTPA administration.
MAGMA. 1995 Sep-Dec;3(3-4):151-6.

Bagnolesi P, Falaschi F, Zampa V, Laiolo E, Neri E. Related Articles, Links
An intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta. The radiological trap.
Radiol Med (Torino). 1995 Sep;90(3):317-20. Review. Italian. 

Bagnolesi P, Cilotti A, Campassi C, Battolla L, Zampa V, Pinto F, Gibilisco G, Bartolozzi C.
The radiological assessment of the knee in the meniscectomy patient
Radiol Med (Torino). 1995 Sep;90(3):194-201. Italian.

Zampa V, Mascalchi M, Battolla L, Vignali C, Cioni R, Arzilli F, Palla A, Russo R, Falaschi F, Bartolozzi C. Magnetic resonance angiography at 0.5 Tesla of the renal arteries. Capabilities and limitations of the 2-dimensional phase contrast technique
Radiol Med (Torino). 1994 Oct;88(4):415-9. Italian.

Bagnolesi P, Russo R, Battolla L, Cilotti A, Campassi C, Lencioni R, Zampa V, Bartolozzi C.
Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament with patellar tendon. Comparison between magnetic resonance and computerized tomography.
Radiol Med 1994 Oct;88(4):378-87. Italian.

Battolla L, Zampa V, Mascalchi M, Falaschi F, Bagnolesi P, Tessa C, Paolicchi A, Bartolozzi C.
Gadolinium-DTPA combined with a fat suppression technique in studies with magnetic resonance at 0.5 T in soft-tissue neoplasms.
Radiol Med. 1994 Oct;88(4):353-8. Italian.

Mascalchi M, Battolla L, Zampa V, Falaschi F, Caramella D, Bartolozzi C.
Dixon's technic for fat suppression. Its potential applications in combination with gadolinium-DTPA.
Radiol Med (Torino). 1994 Jan-Feb;87(1-2):118-26. Italian.

Mascalchi M, Dal Pozzo G, Dini C, Zampa V, D'Andrea M, Mizzau M, Lolli F, Caramella D, Bartolozzi C.
Acute spinal trauma: prognostic value of MRI appearances at 0.5 T.
Clin Radiol. 1993 Aug;48(2):100-8.

Bagnolesi P, Cilotti A, Battolla L, Ortori S, Mascalchi M, Falaschi F, Zampa V, Spinelli M.
Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament using the patellar tendon: its magnetic resonance evaluation.
Radiol Med (Torino). 1993 Jul-Aug;86(1-2):81-8. Italian.

Bartolozzi C, Caramella D, Zampa V, Olmastroni M, Innocenti P, Menchi I, Lapini A, Amorosi A.
MR imaging with STIR technique and air insufflation for local staging of bladder neoplasms.
Acta Radiol. 1992 Nov;33(6):577-81.

Casolo GC, Zampa V, Rega L, Berti L, Filice M, Picchione N, Poggesi L.
Evaluation of mitral stenosis by cine magnetic resonance imaging.
Am Heart J. 1992 May;123(5):1252-60.

Zampa V, Mascalchi M, Giordano GP, Bongini U, Dal Pozzo G.
Rhabdomyosarcoma of the petrous ridge. CT and MR imaging in an atypical case with multiple cranial nerve palsy. Acta Radiol. 1992 Jan;33(1):76-8.

Nori J, Toccafondi G, Innocenti P, Zampa V.
Hibernoma in an unusual site.
Radiol Med. 1992 Jan-Feb;83(1-2):117-9. Italian.

Bartolozzi C, Caramella D, Zampa V, Dal Pozzo G, Tinacci E, Balducci F.
The incidence of disk changes in volleyball players. The magnetic resonance findings.
Radiol Med. 1991 Dec;82(6):757-60. Italian.

Bartolozzi C, Caramella D, Zampa V. Related Articles,
Problems and errors of magnetic resonance in the diagnosis of renal masses.
Radiol Med. 1991 Sep;82(3):253-9. Review. Italian.

Bartolozzi C, Bartolozzi A, Olmastroni M, Zampa V, Tonarelli A, Dal Pozzo G.
Magnetic resonance-diskography correlation for the therapeutic approach of lumbar herniated disk.
Radiol Med. 1991 Jan-Feb;81(1-2):42-5. Italian.

Petacchi D, Casolo G, Zampa V, Galanti G, Bartolozzi C.
Magnetic resonance imaging of aortic and mitral valve insufficiency. Comparison with Doppler echocardiography and angiocardiography
Radiol Med. 1990 Nov;80(5):598-603. Italian.

Bartolozzi C, Colagrande S, Agostini S, Zampa V.
Magnetic resonance imaging in the study of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Rays. 1990 Jul-Sep;15(3):353-63. Review. English, Italian.

Book chapters
“Contrast agent in Cardio-vascular Magnetic Resonance” Massimo Lombardi, Virna Zampa
“ Tumors and masses of the heart and of the pericardium” Virna Zampa, Massimo Lombardi
“Pericardium and  mediastinum” Virna Zampa, Giulia Granai, Paola Vagli
“Abdominal aorta” Virna Zampa, Marzio Perri, Simona Ortori
“ Peripheral arterial system” Virna Zampa, Irene Bargellini
MRI of the heart and vessels. Massimo Lombardi, Carlo Bartolozzi. Sprinter-Verlag Italia, Milano 2005
“Sequenze per lo studio parenchimale” Virna Zampa, Francesco Odoguardi, Clotilde Dalla Pina,  Irene Bargellini, Risonanza Magnetica dell’addome superiore. Carlo Bartolozzi, Riccardo Lencioni Utet 2005