Radiation dose to premature new-borns in the Belgian Neonatal Intensive Care Units

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Radiation dose to premature new-borns in the Belgian Neonatal Intensive Care Units. / Dabin, Jérémie; Struelens, Lara; Vanhavere, Filip.

In: Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, Vol. 38, No. 3, 01.2014, p. 227-236.

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Dabin, J, Struelens, L & Vanhavere, F 2014, 'Radiation dose to premature new-borns in the Belgian Neonatal Intensive Care Units', Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 227-236.

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Dabin, J., Struelens, L., & Vanhavere, F. (2014). Radiation dose to premature new-borns in the Belgian Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection, 38(3), 227-236.

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Dabin J, Struelens L, Vanhavere F. Radiation dose to premature new-borns in the Belgian Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection. 2014 Jan;38(3):227-236.

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Dabin, Jérémie ; Struelens, Lara ; Vanhavere, Filip. / Radiation dose to premature new-borns in the Belgian Neonatal Intensive Care Units. In: Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming / Annales de l'association Belge de radioprotection. 2014 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 227-236.

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