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International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2007, Article ID 17131, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/17131
Research Article

The Advantage of PET and CT Integration in Examination of Lung Tumors

Department of Medical Imaging, Jinling Hospital, Clinical School of Medical College, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210002, China

Received 25 January 2007; Revised 30 June 2007; Accepted 17 July 2007

Academic Editor: Jing Bai

Copyright © 2007 Guangming Lu 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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