Image quality assessment using the CD-DISC phantom for vascular radiology and vascular surgery

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Image quality assessment using the CD-DISC phantom for vascular radiology and vascular surgery. / Struelens, Lara; Hambach, Lionel; Buls, Nico; Smans, Kristien; Malchair, Françoise; Hoornaert, Marie-Thérèse; Vanhavere, Filip; Bosmans, Hilde; D'Agostino, Emiliano (Peer reviewer).

In: European Journal of Radiology, Vol. 67, No. 2, 07.2008, p. 348-356.

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Struelens, L, Hambach, L, Buls, N, Smans, K, Malchair, F, Hoornaert, M-T, Vanhavere, F, Bosmans, H & D'Agostino, E 2008, 'Image quality assessment using the CD-DISC phantom for vascular radiology and vascular surgery', European Journal of Radiology, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 348-356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2007.07.019

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Struelens L, Hambach L, Buls N, Smans K, Malchair F, Hoornaert M-T et al. Image quality assessment using the CD-DISC phantom for vascular radiology and vascular surgery. European Journal of Radiology. 2008 Jul;67(2):348-356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2007.07.019

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Struelens, Lara ; Hambach, Lionel ; Buls, Nico ; Smans, Kristien ; Malchair, Françoise ; Hoornaert, Marie-Thérèse ; Vanhavere, Filip ; Bosmans, Hilde ; D'Agostino, Emiliano. / Image quality assessment using the CD-DISC phantom for vascular radiology and vascular surgery. In: European Journal of Radiology. 2008 ; Vol. 67, No. 2. pp. 348-356.

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