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MRI in assessment of lung cancer
  1. Bruno Hochhegger1,
  2. Edson Marchiori2,
  3. Klaus Irion3,
  4. Jose Moreira1,
  5. Glaucia Zanetti2
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  2. 2Department of Radiology,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Petrópolis, Brazil
  3. 3Department of Radiology,Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospitals, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Bruno Hochhegger, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Rua João Alfredo 558/301, Porto Alegre, Brazil; brunohochhegger{at}

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