Part of the work described in this chapter is supported by a Biomedical Engineering Grant from the Whitaker Foundation (RG-02-0745), a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and by the National Institutes of Health (HL61912)
Dr. Stuber is compensated as a consultant by Philips Medical Systems NL, and Bracco Diagnostics, Milan, IT, the manufacturers of equipment described in this presentation. The terms of this arrangement have been approved by the Johns Hopkins University in accordance with its conflict of interest policies
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