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Title: Advances in Medical Physics 2006


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Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1118/1.2408473; (c) 2007 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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United States

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Wolbarst, Anthony B., Zamenhof, Robert G., Hendee, William R., and Smith, Iris P. N. Advances in Medical Physics 2006. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1118/1.2408473.
Wolbarst, Anthony B., Zamenhof, Robert G., Hendee, William R., & Smith, Iris P. N. Advances in Medical Physics 2006. United States. doi:10.1118/1.2408473.
Wolbarst, Anthony B., Zamenhof, Robert G., Hendee, William R., and Smith, Iris P. N. Mon . "Advances in Medical Physics 2006". United States. doi:10.1118/1.2408473.
title = {Advances in Medical Physics 2006},
author = {Wolbarst, Anthony B. and Zamenhof, Robert G. and Hendee, William R. and Smith, Iris P. N},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.1118/1.2408473},
journal = {Medical Physics},
number = 1,
volume = 34,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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