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Published online: February 06, 2023
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- Carotid IMT and Stiffness in the KiGGS 2 National Survey: Third-Generation Measurement, Quality Algorithms and Determinants of CompletenessUltrasound in Medicine and BiologyVol. 47Issue 2
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