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BioMed Research International has retracted this article. The article was found to contain a substantial amount of material from the following published articles:(i)Szymański et al. [2], which is cited as reference .(ii)Wadas et al. [3], which is cited as reference .(iii)Carolyn and Ferdani [4], which is cited as reference .(iv)Smith et al. [5], which is cited as reference .

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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 786463, 9 pages
Review Article

The Copper Radioisotopes: A Systematic Review with Special Interest to 64Cu

1Nuclear Medicine, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Piazza G. Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
2Nuclear Medicine, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Viale Europa, Localitá Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy

Received 23 December 2013; Accepted 18 April 2014; Published 7 May 2014

Academic Editor: Gianluca Valentini

Copyright © 2014 Artor Niccoli Asabella et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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