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International Journal of Molecular Imaging
Volume 2011, Article ID 620482, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/620482
Research Article

Evaluation of Nasal Mucociliary Transport Rate by99mTc-Macroaggregated Albumin Rhinoscintigraphy in Woodworkers

1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dicle University Medical Faculty, 21280 Diyarbakır, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Elazig Research and Training Hospital, 23200 Elazığ, Turkey
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cumhuriyet University Medical Faculty, 58140 Sivas, Turkey
4Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dicle University Medical Faculty, 23200 Diyarbakır, Turkey
5Department of Mining Engineering, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakır, Turkey

Received 8 May 2011; Accepted 27 May 2011

Academic Editor: Seigo Kinuya

Copyright © 2011 Zeki Dostbil 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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