Luca Maria Sconfienza


Professor Luca Maria Sconfienza is the Head of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Ospedale Galeazzi-Sant’Ambrogio and the Ordinary Professor of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy at the University of Milan.

He graduated in 2004 from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Genoa, four years later he specialized in radiodiagnostics there and in 2012 he received his PhD in Internal Medicine, Autoimmunity and Digestive System Diseases.

He specializes in musculoskeletal radiology, with a particular focus on Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound. He is the author of 284 publications and has 4352 citations.

Professor Luca Maria Sconfienza collaborates with the Euro AIM working group on evidence-based radiology of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), a branch of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). He was the member of the scientific committee of the European Congress of Radiology (2013-2015), of the national congress organised by the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA 2015-2021) and member of the Public Information Advisor Network.

He was the Chairman of the Research Committee (2013-2016) and of the Ultrasound Subcommittee (2016-2018) of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR), where he holds the position of Secretary General until the end of 2021.


University of Genoa
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 2004

University of Genoa
Specialization in Radiodiagnostics - 2008

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Latest publications

Multicentric, multifocal, and recurrent osteoid osteoma of the hip: first case report
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Apr 16;20(1):171. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2552-x
Cortese MC, Albano D, Messina C, Perrucchini G, Gallazzi E, Gallazzi MB, Daolio PA, Sconfienza LM.
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Minimally-invasive treatments for benign thyroid nodules: a Delphi-based consensus statement from the Italian minimally-invasive treatments of the thyroid (MITT) group
Int J Hyperthermia. 2019;36(1):376-382. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2019.1575482. Epub 2019 Mar 26.
Papini E, Pacella CM, Solbiati LA, Achille G, Barbaro D, Bernardi S, Cantisani V, Cesareo R, Chiti A, Cozzaglio L, Crescenzi A, De Cobelli F, Deandrea M, Fugazzola L, Gambelunghe G, Garberoglio R, Giugliano G, Luzi L, Negro R, Persani L, Raggiunti B, Sardanelli F, Seregni E, Sollini M, Spiezia S, Stacul F, Van Doorne D, Sconfienza LM, Mauri G.
Clinical practice guidelines on ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules: a critical appraisal using AGREE II
Endocrine. 2019 Mar 22. doi: 10.1007/s12020-019-01898-w. [Epub ahead of print]
Gitto S, Bisdas S, Emili I, Nicosia L, Pescatori LC, Bhatia K, Lingam RK, Sardanelli F, Sconfienza LM, Mauri G.
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Fully automated radiological analysis of spinal disorders and deformities: a deep learning approach
Eur Spine J. 2019 Mar 12. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-05944-z. [Epub ahead of print]
Galbusera F, Niemeyer F, Wilke HJ, Bassani T, Casaroli G, Anania C, Costa F, Brayda-Bruno M, Sconfienza LM.
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Interventional therapeutic procedures to treat degenerative and inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions: state of the art
Radiol Med. 2019 Mar 4. doi: 10.1007/s11547-019-01018-8. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Chianca V, Orlandi D, Messina C, Albano D, Corazza A, Rapisarda S, Pozzi G, Cazzato RL, Mauri G, Silvestri E, Sconfienza LM.
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Quantification of visceral adipose tissue by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging: reproducibility and accuracy
Radiol Bras. 2019 Jan-Feb;52(1):1-6. doi: 10.1590/0100-3984.2017.0211.
Pescatori LC, Savarino E, Mauri G, Silvestri E, Cariati M, Sardanelli F, Sconfienza LM.
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Image-Guided Thyroid Ablation: Proposal for Standardization of Terminology and Reporting Criteria
Thyroid. 2019 Apr 12. doi: 10.1089/thy.2018.0604. [Epub ahead of print]
Mauri G, Pacella CM, Papini E, Solbiati L, Goldberg SN, Ahmed M, Sconfienza LM.
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Imaging of Usual and Unusual Complication of Rotator Cuff Repair
J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2019 Feb 20. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000846. [Epub ahead of print]
Albano D, Chianca V, Zappia M, Russo R, Romano S, Sconfienza LM, Di Pietto F.
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Precision of Bone Mineral Density Measurements Around Total Ankle Replacement Using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry
J Clin Densitom. 2019 Feb 1. pii: S1094-6950(18)30250-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2019.01.006. [Epub ahead of print]
Messina C, Usuelli FG, Maccario C, Di Silvestri CA, Gitto S, Cortese MC, Albano D, Sconfienza LM.
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Correction to: Consensus document for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections: a joint paper by the EANM, EBJIS, and ESR (with ESCMID endorsement)
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2019 May;46(5):1203. doi: 10.1007/s00259-019-04281-z.
Signore A, Sconfienza LM, Borens O, Glaudemans AWJM, Cassar-Pullicino VN, Trampuz A, Winkler H, Gheysens O, Vanhoenacker FMHM, Petrosillo N, Jutte PC.
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