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F Casesnoves, "Radiotherapy Conformal Wedge Computational Simulations,Optimization Algorithms, and Exact Limit Angle Approach", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.353-362, March-April-2015.
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