European Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 1621–1622 | Cite as

Letter to the Editor re: Evolution of emphysema in relation to smoking

  • Nicola SverzellatiEmail author
  • Elisa Calabrò
  • Jan-Martin Kunighk
  • Giorgia Randi
  • Ugo Pastorino
Letter to the Editor


Lung Volume Linear Mixed Effect Model Screening Trial Lung Cancer Screening Inspiratory Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola Sverzellati
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elisa Calabrò
    • 2
  • Jan-Martin Kunighk
    • 3
  • Giorgia Randi
    • 4
  • Ugo Pastorino
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of RadiologyUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Division of Thoracic SurgeryNational Cancer Institute of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Fraunhofer MEVISInstitute for Medical Image ComputingBremenGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Medical Statistics and Biometry “G. A. Maccacaro”University of MilanMilanItaly

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