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Title: 3D Radiation Imaging with Augmented Reality Display.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the CVT Workshop held October 19-20, 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.
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United States

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Monterial, Mateusz, Marleau, Peter, Noel, Todd G, and Sara Pozzi. 3D Radiation Imaging with Augmented Reality Display.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Monterial, Mateusz, Marleau, Peter, Noel, Todd G, & Sara Pozzi. 3D Radiation Imaging with Augmented Reality Display.. United States.
Monterial, Mateusz, Marleau, Peter, Noel, Todd G, and Sara Pozzi. Sat . "3D Radiation Imaging with Augmented Reality Display.". United States. doi:.
title = {3D Radiation Imaging with Augmented Reality Display.},
author = {Monterial, Mateusz and Marleau, Peter and Noel, Todd G and Sara Pozzi},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}

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