Alessandro Arrigo, MD

Departments of Biomedical Science and Morphological and Functional Images
University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Messina, Italy


Dr. Arrigo has been graduated in Medicine in 2015 cum laude honor at the University of Messina (Italy). He is part of a neuroscience research group of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Imaging since 2009. He actively participates to national and international scientific meetings, with posters and/or oral presentations. He is on 2 scientific editorial boards and serves as a reviewer for international journals. His articles were published in high impact journals, such as Cerebral Cortex, American Journal of Neuroradiology and Movement Disorders.

Research Interest

His research interests include: The application and development of advanced MRI post-processing techniques such as tractographic and morphometric approaches suitable for clinical contexts, the MRI-based evaluations of neurological disorders such as Parkinsons Disease, the study of Basal Ganglia circuits, Limbic System pathways and Visual Pathways both in healthy and pathological contexts.

Scientific Activities

He participates to national and international scientific meetings with oral communications and/or posters.


1. Milardi D, Bramanti P, Milazzo C, et al. Cortical and subcortical connections of the human claustrum revealed in vivo by constrained spherical deconvolution tractography. Cereb Cortex. 2015; 25(2): 406-414. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht231
2. Milardi D, Gaeta M, Marino S, et al. Basalganglia network by constrained spherical deconvolution: a possible cortico-pallidal pathway? Mov Disord. 2015; 30(3): 342-349. doi: 10.1002/mds.25995
3. Mormina E, Arrigo A, Calamuneri A, et al. Diffusion tensor imaging parameters changes of cerebellar hemispheres in Parkinsons disease. Neuroradiology. 2015; 57(3): 327-334. doi: 10.1007/s00234-014-1473-5
4. Arrigo A, Mormina E, Anastasi GP, et al. Constrained spherical deconvolution analysis of the limbic network in human, with emphasis on a direct cerebello-limbic pathway. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014; 8: 987. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00987
5. Mormina E, Briguglio M, Morabito R, et al. A rare case of cerebellaragenesis: a probabilistic Constrained Spherical Deconvolution tractographic study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015. doi: 10.1007/s11682-015-9377-5
6. Mormina E, Longo M, Arrigo A, et al. MRI Tractography of Corticospinal Tract and Arcuate Fasciculus in High-Grade GliomasPerformed by Constrained Spherical Deconvolution: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015; 36(10): 1853-1858. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4368
7. Arrigo A, Mormina E, Calamuneri A. The pre-surgical planning of brain neoplasms: from diffusion tensor imaging to more advanced approaches. Radiol Open J. 2015; 1(1): e1-e5. doi: 10.17140/ROJ-1-e001
8. Arrigo A, Calamuneri A, Mormina E. MRI investigation of optic radiations in human brain: new findings and technical considerations. Radiol Open J. 2016; 1(1): e6-e10. doi: 10.17140/ROJ-1-e002