PET angiography: Application of early dynamic PET/CT to the evaluation of arteries.

Published on Sep 23, 2013in American Journal of Roentgenology3.013
· DOI :10.2214/AJR.12.10438
Robert Drescher5
Estimated H-index: 5
Martin Freesmeyer14
Estimated H-index: 14
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