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Neuro-SPECT: On the development and function of brain emission tomography in the Copenhagen area

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Lassen, Anders ; Stokely, Ernest ; Vorstrup, Sissel ; Goldman, Tomasz ; Henriksen, Jens H. / Neuro-SPECT : On the development and function of brain emission tomography in the Copenhagen area. In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. 2021 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 10-24.

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