Study of retakes in radiology departments of two large hospitals
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Study of retakes in radiology departments of two large hospitals by Bruce M. Burnett

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, Bureau of Radiological Health in Rockville, Md .
Written in English


  • Radiography, Medical -- United States,
  • Hospitals -- Quality control

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Edition Notes

Statementby Bruce M. Burnett, Robert J. Mazzaferro, Warren W. Church.
SeriesDHEW publication -- no. (FDA) 76-8016.
ContributionsChurch, Warren W., Mazzaferro, Robert J., United States. Bureau of Radiological Health.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 18 p. :
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17616709M

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