Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Thoracic Computed Tomography Findings in Malignant Mesothelioma

Omer Tamer Dogan 1 , Ismail Salk 2 , Fikret Tas 2 , Kursat Epozturk 1 , * , Cesur Gumus 2 , Ibrahim Akkurt 1 and Sefa Levent Ozsahin 1
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1 Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
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  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: November 01, 2012, 9 (4); 209-11
  • Published Online: November 20, 2012
  • Article Type: Brief ReportCHEST IMAGING
  • Received: November 22, 2012
  • Revised: August 13, 2012
  • Accepted: September 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.8764

To Cite: Tamer Dogan O, Salk I, Tas F, Epozturk K, Gumus C, et al. Thoracic Computed Tomography Findings in Malignant Mesothelioma, Iran J Radiol. 2012 ; 9(4):209-11. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.8764.

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1. Introduction
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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