Towards a proposition of a diagnostic (dose) reference level for mammographic acquisitions in breast screening measurements in Belgium

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Towards a proposition of a diagnostic (dose) reference level for mammographic acquisitions in breast screening measurements in Belgium. / Smans, Kristien; Bosmans, Hilde; Xiao, M.; Carton, A.K.; Marchal, Guy; Vanhavere, Filip (Peer reviewer).

In: Radiation protection dosimetry, Vol. 117, No. 1-3, 07.02.2006, p. 321-326.

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Smans, K, Bosmans, H, Xiao, M, Carton, AK, Marchal, G & Vanhavere, F 2006, 'Towards a proposition of a diagnostic (dose) reference level for mammographic acquisitions in breast screening measurements in Belgium', Radiation protection dosimetry, vol. 117, no. 1-3, pp. 321-326. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/nci760

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Smans, Kristien ; Bosmans, Hilde ; Xiao, M. ; Carton, A.K. ; Marchal, Guy ; Vanhavere, Filip. / Towards a proposition of a diagnostic (dose) reference level for mammographic acquisitions in breast screening measurements in Belgium. In: Radiation protection dosimetry. 2006 ; Vol. 117, No. 1-3. pp. 321-326.

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