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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 348105, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/348105
Clinical Study

Value of Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging for the Detection of Nephritis

1Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167 Mannheim, Germany
2Department of Radiology, Innsbruck Medical University, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Received 29 August 2013; Accepted 22 September 2013

Academic Editors: T. Fujita and X. Montet

Copyright © 2013 Benjamin Henninger 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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