Recommendations for quality assurance programs in nuclear medicine facilities
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Rockville, Md, Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Nuclear medicine -- United States

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StatementPhyllis Segal, Donald R. Hamilton
SeriesRadiation recommendations series, HHS publications -- FDA 85-8227, DHHS publication -- no. (FDA) 85-8227
ContributionsHamilton, Donald R, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13565290M

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