Personal dose monitoring in hospitals: global assessment, critical applications and future needs

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Personal dose monitoring in hospitals: global assessment, critical applications and future needs. / Covens, P.; Berus, D.; Buls, N.; Clerinx, P.; Vanhavere, Filip; Struelens, Lara (Peer reviewer).

In: Radiation protection dosimetry, Vol. 124, No. 3, 23.10.2007, p. 250-259.

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Covens, P, Berus, D, Buls, N, Clerinx, P, Vanhavere, F & Struelens, L 2007, 'Personal dose monitoring in hospitals: global assessment, critical applications and future needs', Radiation protection dosimetry, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. 250-259. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncm418

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Covens, P. ; Berus, D. ; Buls, N. ; Clerinx, P. ; Vanhavere, Filip ; Struelens, Lara. / Personal dose monitoring in hospitals: global assessment, critical applications and future needs. In: Radiation protection dosimetry. 2007 ; Vol. 124, No. 3. pp. 250-259.

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