Pietro Panizza


Dr. Pietro Panizza has been the Head of the Breast Imaging Department at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Hospital in Milan since October 2015.

In 1981, he graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan, where he specialized in Diagnostic Radiology and Radiotherapy, and Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy. He started his career as a specialist in Diagnostic Radiology at Ospedale Sant'Anna in Como in 1982, then he became Radiology Assistance at Ospedale Carate Brianza, Ospedale Fatebenefratelli in Erba (CO) and, finally, in 1985, at San Raffaele in Milan, where he was the head of the Functional Unit of Diagnostic Senology of the Department of Radiology from 1990 to 2011. In 2011, he became Director of the complex structure of Diagnostic Radiology at the National Institute of Tumors in Milan, where he remained until September 2015.

From 2001 to 2015, he was contract professor in various universities in Milan: University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, State University of Milan Bicocca and Statale University, as well as lecturer in medical courses and specialization in Diagnostic Radiology. During the same period, he was a lecturer at various courses in Breast MRI: Erasmus and EUSOBI (European Society of Breast Imaging). From 2010 to 2014, he was elected president of the Senology Section of SIRM (Italian Society of Medical and Interventional Radiology). Since 2015, he is a member of the Executive Board of EUSOBI, of which he is treasurer since 2018, and the Core Faculty of ESO (European School of Oncology). He is a member of the scientific committee of Europa Donna Italia, aBRCAdaBRA and Mamazone, associations dealing with problems related to breast cancer.

During his career, he has been a speaker at numerous national and international congresses and courses in the field of breast medicine. Dr Panizza is the author of numerous publications in scientific journals and several books on breast medicine. In 2008 and 2010 he participated in the Consensus Conference of EUSOMA (European Society of Mastology) for working out the EUSOMA guidelines on the indications for Mammary Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in young women. He is one of the authors of several EUSOBI monographs published and forthcoming in scientific journals explaining to women the various techniques of Senologic Radiology. Currently, he carries out research with studies funded by the European Community, the Veronesi Foundation and private persons, with particular interest in the use of infrared radiation in the diagnosis of breast cancer, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan.

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University of Milan

Degree in Medicine and Surgery – 1981

University of Milan

Specialization in Diagnostic Radiology – 1985

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Latest publications

Sentinel node biopsy after primary systemic therapy in node positive breast cancer patients: Time trend, imaging staging power and nodal downstaging according to molecular subtype
European Journal of Surgical Oncology - 2019 - Article in Press
Di Micco R., Zuber V., Fiacco E., Carriero F., Gattuso MI., Nazzaro L., Panizza P., Gianolli L., Canevari C., Di Muzio N., Pasetti M., Sassi I., Zambetti M., Gentilini OD.
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Breast ultrasound: recommendations for information to women and referring physicians by the European Society of Breast Imaging
Insights into Imaging - 2018 - 9(4)/pp 449-461
Evans A., Trimboli RM., Athanasiou A., Balleyguier C., Baltzer PA., Bick U., Camps Herrero J., Clauser P., Colin C., Cornford E., Fallenberg EM., Fuchsjaeger MH., Gilbert FJ., Helbich TH., Kinkel K., Heywang-Köbrunner SH., Kuhl CK., Mann RM., Martincich L., Panizza P., Pediconi F., Pijnappel RM., Pinker K., Zackrisson S., Forrai G., Sardanelli F.
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Prediction of Chemoresistance in Women Undergoing Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Volumetric Analysis of First-Order Textural Features Extracted from Multiparametric MRI
Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging - 2018 - 8329041
M. M. Panzeri, corresponding author C. Losio, A. Della Corte, E. Venturini, A. Ambrosi, P. Panizza, and F. De Cobelli
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Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT): recommendations from the Italian College of Breast Radiologists (ICBR) by the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) and the Italian Group for Mammography Screening (GISMa).
Radiologia Medica - 2017 - 122(10)/ 723-730
Bernardi D., Belli P., Benelli E., Brancato B., Bucchi L., Calabrese M., Carbonaro LA., Caumo F., Cavallo-Marincola B., Clauser P., Fedato C., Frigerio A., Galli V., Giordano L., Giorgi Rossi P., Golinelli P., Morrone D., Mariscotti G., Martincich L., Montemezzi S., Naldoni C., Paduos A., Panizza P., Pediconi F., Querci F., Rizzo A., Saguatti G., Tagliafico A., Trimboli R., Zappa M., Zuiani C., Sa
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Recommendations for breast imaging follow-up of women with a previous history of breast cancer: position paper from the Italian Group for Mammography Screening (GISMa) and the Italian College of Breast Radiologists (ICBR) by SIRM
Radiologia Medica - 2016 - 121(12)/ 891-896
Bucchi L, Belli P, Benelli E, Bernardi D, Brancato B, Calabrese M, Carbonaro LA, Caumo F, Cavallo-Marincola B, Clauser P, Fedato C, Frigerio A, Galli V, Giordano L, Golinelli P, Mariscotti G, Martincich L, Montemezzi S, Morrone D, Naldoni C, Paduos A, Panizza P, Pediconi F, Querci F, Rizzo A, Saguatti G, Tagliafico A, Trimboli RM, Zuiani C, Sardanelli F.
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Mammography and MRI for screening women who underwent chest radiation therapy (lymphoma survivors): recommendations for surveillance from the Italian College of Breast Radiologists by SIRM
Radiologia Medica - 2016 - 121(11)/ 834-837
Mariscotti G., Belli P., Bernardi D., Brancato B., Calabrese M., Carbonaro LA., Cavallo-Marincola B., Caumo F., Clauser P., Martinchich L., Montemezzi S., Panizza P., Pediconi F., Tagliafico A., Trimboli R., Zuiani C., Sardanelli F.
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Performance and role of the breast lesion excision system (BLES) in small clusters of suspicious microcalcifications
European Journal of Radiology - European Journal of Radiology - 2016 - 85(1)/ 143-149
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European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI), with language review by Europa Donna–The European Breast Cancer Coalition.
European Radiology - 2015 - 25(12)/ 3669-3678
Mann RM, Balleyguier C., Baltzer PA., Bick U., Colin C., Cornford E., Evans A., Fallenberg E., Forrai G., Fuchsjäger MH., Gilbert FJ., Helbich TH., Heywang-Köbrunner SH., Camps-Herrero J., Kuhl CK., Martincich L., Pediconi F., Panizza P., Pina LJ., Pijnappel RM., Pinker-Domenig K., Skaane P., Sardanelli F.;
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Breast foreign body extraction using the breast lesion excision system
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - 2015 - 26(8)/1183
Scaperrotta GP., Capalbo E., Cartia F., Ferranti C., Vigano S., Panizza P.
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