Monte Carlo calculations on extremity and eye lens dosimetry for medical staff in interventional radiology procedures

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Monte Carlo calculations on extremity and eye lens dosimetry for medical staff in interventional radiology procedures. / Carinou, Eleftheria; Ferrari, Paolo; Koukorava, Christina; Krim, Sabah; Struelens, Lara; Vanhavere, Filip (Peer reviewer).

In: Radiation protection dosimetry, Vol. 144, No. 1-4, 02.2011, p. 492-496.

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Carinou, Eleftheria ; Ferrari, Paolo ; Koukorava, Christina ; Krim, Sabah ; Struelens, Lara ; Vanhavere, Filip. / Monte Carlo calculations on extremity and eye lens dosimetry for medical staff in interventional radiology procedures. In: Radiation protection dosimetry. 2011 ; Vol. 144, No. 1-4. pp. 492-496.

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