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Measurement of the brain atrophy index to predict mortality: a ‘no brainer’?

  • Jos C. van den Berg
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    CENTRO VASCOLARE TICINO, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, sede Civico, Via Tesserete 46, 6903 Lugano

    Universitätsinstitut für Diagnostische, Interventionelle und Pädiatrische Radiologie, and Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für vaskuläre Interventionen, Inselspital Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Published:December 22, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2022.12.023
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