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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 6374584, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6374584
Case Report

Diffuse Gallium-67 Accumulation in the Left Atrial Wall Detected Using SPECT/CT Fusion Images

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, 1-4-3 Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-8585, Japan

Received 20 July 2016; Revised 25 November 2016; Accepted 30 November 2016

Academic Editor: Isao Ito

Copyright © 2016 Kohei Kotani 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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