Image assessment and post-processing with multislice CT angiography in highly calcified coronary arteries

  • Gabija Pundziute
  • Joanne D. Schuijf
  • Jeroen J. Bax
  • Ernst E. van der WallEmail author
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J.D. Schuijf is financially supported by The Netherlands Heart Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands, grant number 2002B105.

G. Pundziute is financially supported by the Training Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology and the Huygens scholarship, The Netherlands.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabija Pundziute
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joanne D. Schuijf
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jeroen J. Bax
    • 1
  • Ernst E. van der Wall
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyLeiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyKaunas University of MedicineKaunasLithuania
  3. 3.The Interuniversity Institute of the NetherlandsUtrechtThe Netherlands

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