Podium: Personal online dosimetry using computational methods

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Podium: Personal online dosimetry using computational methods. / Abdelrahman, Mahmoud; Lombardo, Pasquale; Van Hoey, Olivier; Vanhavere, Filip.

In: Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, Vol. 44, No. 3, 01.10.2019, p. 39-46.

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Abdelrahman, M, Lombardo, P, Van Hoey, O & Vanhavere, F 2019, 'Podium: Personal online dosimetry using computational methods', Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 39-46.

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Abdelrahman, M., Lombardo, P., Van Hoey, O., & Vanhavere, F. (2019). Podium: Personal online dosimetry using computational methods. Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, 44(3), 39-46.

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Abdelrahman M, Lombardo P, Van Hoey O, Vanhavere F. Podium: Personal online dosimetry using computational methods. Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection. 2019 Oct 1;44(3):39-46.

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Abdelrahman, Mahmoud ; Lombardo, Pasquale ; Van Hoey, Olivier ; Vanhavere, Filip. / Podium: Personal online dosimetry using computational methods. In: Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection. 2019 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 39-46.

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