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Guidelines for a radiology department quality assurance and dose measurement audit program

Guidelines for a radiology department quality assurance and dose measurement audit program

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Published by Ontario Hospital Association in Don Mills, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hospitals -- Radiological services -- Quality control -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
  • Hospitals -- Radiological services -- Safety measures -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
  • Hospitals -- Radiological services -- Administration.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p.

    StatementOntario Medical Association and Ontario Hospital Association.
    ContributionsOntario Hospital Association., Ontario Medical Association.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20273000M
    ISBN 100886211034
    OCLC/WorldCa15963014


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