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Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 128360, 9 pages
An NTCP Analysis of Urethral Complications from Low Doserate Mono- and Bi-Radionuclide Brachytherapy
1NAmur Research Institute for LIfe Sciences (NARILIS), Research Center for the Physics of Matter and Radiation (PMR-LARN), University of Namur (FUNDP), Rue de Bruxelles, 61, 5000 Namur, Belgium
2Department of Physics, Clatterbridge Center for Oncology, Clatterbridge Road Bebington, Merseyside CH63 4JY, UK
Received 13 January 2011; Accepted 2 May 2011
Academic Editor: M. J. Zelefsky
Copyright © 2011 V. E. Nuttens et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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