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Riccardo Schiavina

Associate Professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: MED/24 Urology


Main research activities are directed to uro-oncology:

prostate cancer : 1 robotic surgery and 2 diagnosis (new prostate cancer imaging techniques, in particular Multiparametric MRI and PET/CT),

evaluation of prostate cancer prognostic factors

molecular techniques in micrometastases detection


Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy: laser endourological treatment


Kidney tumors: multicentric prospective research for the evaluation of prognostic factors and surgical approach 


Head of Imaging Section, Italian Association of Urology (SIU) (March 2014)


Lead investigator of the Urological Group  of an Italian search in the field of prostate cancer imaging titled: "ANTI -3-18F-FACBC VS 11C-CHOLINE IN PTS TREATED FOR PROSTATE CANCER" ( public grant)


Lead investigator of “DNA-free, CTC and micrometastases in prostate cancer diagnosis and staging” study (private grant)


Co-investigator of “Magnetic resonance imaging Spectroscopy and PET/CT in the diagnosis of prostate cancer” study (public grant)


Co-investigator of “DaVinci System in prostate cancer treatment”  project (public grant)



Research group (Member):


-SATURN (Surveillance and Treatment Update on Renal Neoplasms Project)

-RECORD (Conservative Renal Surgery Register in Italy)


Head of “Laser Program” for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy at the Department of Urology (DIMES), University of Bologna


Editorial activities


Reviewer of European Urology, British Journal of Urology International, European Radiology, SRN Urology.


Lead Guest Editor of special issue of BioMed Research International titled “The Actual Value of Molecular Imaging in the Assessment of the Disease Relapse of Prostate Cancer“


Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Urology


Extensor of Italian Guidelines for Italian Society of Urology:

Prostate cancer biopsy

Urinary infection

PET imaging in Urology