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An alternative method for quantifying coronary artery calcification: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)

C Jason Liang1, Matthew J Budoff2, Joel D Kaufman3, Richard A Kronmal1 and Elizabeth R Brown14*

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1 Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

2 Division of Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA

3 Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

4 Vaccine and Infectious Disease and Public Health Sciences Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA

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BMC Medical Imaging 2012, 12:14  doi:10.1186/1471-2342-12-14

Published: 2 July 2012

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Appendix. For a description of the spatially weighted calcium score in further detail.

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