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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 946213, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/946213
Research Article

Dose Distributions of an 192Ir Brachytherapy Source in Different Media

1Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan
2School of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
3School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualian 970, Taiwan
4Department of Radiation Oncology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi 622, Taiwan
5Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
6Biophotonics and Molecular Imaging Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan

Received 23 January 2014; Accepted 12 March 2014; Published 7 April 2014

Academic Editor: Jack Yang

Copyright © 2014 C. H. Wu 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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