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Hybrid MRI/PET of the heart: a new complementary imaging technique for simultaneous acquisition of MRI and PET data
  1. Thomas Schlosser1,
  2. Felix Nensa1,
  3. Amir A Mahabadi2,
  4. Thorsten D Poeppel3
  1. 1Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
  3. 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Thomas Schlosser, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, Essen 45122, Germany; thomas.schlosser{at}uni-due.de

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