Iranian Journal of Radiology

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Comparing Ovarian Radiation Doses in Flat-Panel and Conventional Angiography During Uterine Artery Embolization: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Kavous Firouznia 1 , Hossein Ghanaati 1 , Aliakbar Sharafi 2 , Firouze Abahashemi 1 , Hassan Hashemi 1 , Amir Hossein Jalali 1 , * and Madjid Shakiba 1
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1 Advanced Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Research Center (ADIR), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Medical Physics Department, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Radiology: September 01, 2013, 10 (3); 111-115
  • Published Online: August 30, 2013
  • Received: June 29, 2013
  • Revised: June 30, 2013
  • Accepted: July 1, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/iranjradiol.13264

To Cite: Firouznia K, Ghanaati H, Sharafi A, Abahashemi F, Hashemi H, et al. Comparing Ovarian Radiation Doses in Flat-Panel and Conventional Angiography During Uterine Artery Embolization: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Iran J Radiol. 2013 ; 10(3):111-115. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.13264.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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