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Current status of cranial stereotactic raDiosurgery in the UK. / Dimitriadis, Alexis; Kirkby, Karen J.; Nisbet, Andrew; Clark, Catharine H.

In: British Journal of Radiology, Vol. 89, No. 1058, 20150452, 2015.

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Dimitriadis, A, Kirkby, KJ, Nisbet, A & Clark, CH 2015, 'Current status of cranial stereotactic raDiosurgery in the UK', British Journal of Radiology, vol. 89, no. 1058, 20150452. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150452

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Dimitriadis, A., Kirkby, K. J., Nisbet, A., & Clark, C. H. (2015). Current status of cranial stereotactic raDiosurgery in the UK. British Journal of Radiology, 89(1058), [20150452]. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150452

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Dimitriadis A, Kirkby KJ, Nisbet A, Clark CH. Current status of cranial stereotactic raDiosurgery in the UK. British Journal of Radiology. 2015;89(1058). 20150452. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20150452

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Dimitriadis, Alexis ; Kirkby, Karen J. ; Nisbet, Andrew ; Clark, Catharine H. / Current status of cranial stereotactic raDiosurgery in the UK. In: British Journal of Radiology. 2015 ; Vol. 89, No. 1058.

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