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• Exposure of the Swiss population to computed tomography. Aroua Abbas, Samara Eleni-Theano, Bochud O François, Meuli Reto, Verdun R Francis. BMC Medical Imaging 13:22 (2013).

• Patient Radiation Risk in Interventional Cardiology. Samara ET, Aroua A, Bochud FO, Delabays A, Laedermann JP and Verdun FR. OMICS J Radiology 1:103 (2012).

• Exploring the use of the Swiss medical tariffication codes (TARMED) in the establishment of the frequency of radiodiagnostic examinations: Radiography practice at the Lausanne University Hospital as a case study. Le Coultre R, Aroua A, Samara ET, Rochat M, Coendoz S, Verdun FR. Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13677 (2012).

• An audit of diagnostic reference levels in interventional cardiology and radiology: are there differences between academic and non-academic centres? Samara ET, Aroua A, De Palma R, Stauffer JC, Schmidt S, Trueb PR, Stuessi A, Treier R, Bochud F, Verdun FR. Radiat Prot Dosim 148(1):74-82 (2012).

• Swiss population exposure to radiation by interventional radiology in 2008. Samara ET, Aroua A, Bochud FO, Bize P, Verdun FR. Health Phys 103(3):317-21 (2012).

• Exposure of the Swiss population by medical x-rays: 2008 review. Samara ET, Aroua A, Bochud FO, Ott B, Theiler T, Treier R, Trueb PR, Vader JP, Verdun FR. Health Phys 102(3):263-70 (2012).

• Criteria for establishing the shielding of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) rooms. F R Verdun, A Aroua, S Beachler, S Schmidt, P R Trueb, F O Bochud. Radiat Prot Dosim 139(1-3):403-9 (2010).

• Investigations radiologiques en cardiologie: quels risqué pour le patient ? Verdun FR, Aroua A, Bochud FO, Stauffer JC. Rev Med Suisse 4:1325-31 (2008)

• CT radiation dose in children: a survey to establish age based diagnostic reference levels in Switzerland. Verdun FR, Gutierrez D, Vader JP, Aroua A, Alamo L, Bochud FO and Gudinchet F. Eur Radiol 18(9):1980-6 (2008).

• Neutron measurements around storage casks containing spent fuel and vitrified high level radioactive waste at ZWILAG. Buchillier T, Aroua A and Bochud FO. Radiat Prot Dosim 124(4):319-267 (2007).

• Number of x-ray examinations performed on paediatric and geriatric patients compared with adult patients. Aroua A, Bochud FO, Valley JF, Vader JP and Verdun FR. Radiat Prot Dosim 123(3):402-8 (2007).

• How to set up and apply reference levels in fluoroscopy at a national level? Aroua A, Rickli H, Stauffer JC, Schnyder P, Trueb Ph, Valley JF, Vock P and Verdun FR. Eur Radiol 17(6):1621-33 (2007).

• Exposure of the Swiss population by radiodiagnostics: 2003 review. Aroua A, Vader JP, Valley JF and Verdun FR. Health Phys 92(5):442-8 (2007).

• CT utilisation in Switzerland: frequency and secular trends. Midez B, Aroua A, Verdun FR, Valley JF, Schnyder P and Vader JP. Journal de Radiologie 87(9):1057-62 (2006).

• Stratégie de mise en place en Suisse des niveaux de référence en radiologie diagnostique et interventionnelle. Aroua A, Bochud FO, Verdun FR, Trueb P and Zeller W. Contrôle 172, septembre (2006).

• Diagnostische Referenzwerte bei dosisintensiven Untersuchungen in der Radiologie. Aroua A, Jung H, Theiler T, Trueb P, Valley JF and Verdun FR. Strahlenschutz in Forschung und Praxis 46:301-310 (2005).

• Diagnostic and interventional radiology: a strategy to introduce reference dose level taking into account the national practice. Verdun FR, Aroua A, Trueb PhR, Vock P and Valley JF. Radiat Prot Dosim 114(1-3):188-191 (2005).

• Swiss National Dosimetry Survey in Diagnostic Radiology. Aroua A, Vader JP, Valley JF. Veröffentlichungen der Strahlenschutzkommission Band 51 (2004).

• Calibration and Testing of a TLD Dosemeter for Area Monitoring. Buchillier T, Aroua A, Bochud F, Schuler C, Stritt N, Valley JF and Wernli C. Radiat Prot Dosim 110(1-4):705-710 (2004).

• Use of and Irradiation from Plain Lumbar Spine Radiography in Switzeerland. Vader JP, Terraz O, Perret L, Aroua A, Valley JF and Burnand B. Swiss Medical Weekly 134:419-422 (2004).

• Radiation Exposure in Dental Radiology: A 1998 Nation-wide Survey in Switzerland. Aroua A, Buchillier-Decka I, Dula K, Nedjadi Y, Perrier M, Vader JP and Valley JF. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 33:211-219 (2004).

• Radiation Exposure by Radio-diagnostics in Switzerland: A Pilot Patient-oriented Survey. Aroua A, Valley JF and Vader JP. Radiat Prot Dosim 109(3):211-215 (2004).

• Adult Reference Levels in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology for Temporary Use in Switzerland. Aroua A, Besançon A, Buchillier-Decka I, Trueb P, Valley JF, Verdun FR and Zeller W. Radiat Prot Dosim 111(3):289-295 (2004).

• Optimisation in Stereotactic Radiosurgery of AVMs. II. Comparison of Arc and MMLC Therapy. PA Tercier, A Aroua, RO Mirimanoff and JF Valley. Z Med Phys 14:222-229 (2004).

• Optimisation in Stereotactic Radiosurgery of AVMs. I. Mathematical Considerations. PA Tercier, A Aroua and JF Valley. Z Med Phys 14:213-221 (2004).

• Chiropractors' Use of Radiography in Switzerland. Aroua A, Decka I, Robert J, Vader JP and Valley JF. J of Manipulative and Physiol Ther 26(1):9-16 (2003).

• X-ray Imaging of the Chest in Switzerland in 1998: A Nation-wide Survey. Aroua A, Bise R, Buchillier-Decka I, Vader JP, Valley JF and Schnyder P. Eur Radiol 13:1250-1259 (2003).

• Dosimetric Aspects of a National Survey of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Switzerland. Aroua A, Decka I, Burnand B, Vader JP and Valley JF. Medical Phys 29(10):2247:2259 (2002).

• Nation-wide Survey on Radiation Doses in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Switzerland in 1998. Aroua A, Burnand B, Decka I, Vader JP and Valley JF. Health Phys 83(1):46-55 (2002).

• Neutron Field Measurements at the 590 MeV Ring Cyclotron of the Paul Scherrer Institute. Grecscu M, Aroua A, Boschung M, Fiechtner A, Gmür K, Laedermann JP, Valley JF and Wernli C. Nucl Instr and Meth A476:58-62 (2002).

• Enquête sur l'exposition de la population suisse par le radiodiagnostic en 1998 (avec version allemande). Aroua A, Vader JP et Valley JF. Bulletin de l'Office fédéral de la santé publique 51:1008-1011 (2000).

• Enquête sur l'exposition de la population suisse par le radiodiagnostic. Aroua A, Burnand B, Vader JP et Valley JF. Médecine & Hygiène 58:1480-1 (2000).

• Enquête sur l'exposition par le radiodiagnostic en Suisse (avec version allemande). Aroua A, Vader JP et Valley JF. Bulletin des médecins suisses 79(15):633-636 (1998) et Radiologie Actuel 2:15-16 (1998).

• Use of Passive Detectors to Characterize Neutron Field Hardness. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Prêtre S and Valley JF. Health Phys 72(5):779-783 (1997).

• Neutron Measurements Around a High-Energy Lead Ion Beam at CERN. Aroua A, Buchillier T, Grecscu M and Höfert M. Radiat Prot Dosim 70(1/4):437-440 (1997).

• Improved Neutron Spectrometer based on the Bonner Spheres. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Prêtre S and Valley JF. Radiat Prot Dosim 70(1/4):285-289 (1997).

• Specification of Bonner Sphere Systems for Neutron Spectrometry. Kralik M, Aroua A, Grecescu M, Mares V, Novotny T, Schraube H and Wiegel B. Radiat Prot Dosim 70(1/4):279-284 (1997).

• Investigation of the PDM-303 Neutron Pocket Dosemeter in Various Neutron Fields. Aroua A and Höfert M. Nucl Instr and Meth A372:318-321 (1996).

• The Fission Track Detector Revisited: Application to Individual Neutron Dosimetry. Prêtre S, Aroua A, Boschung M, Grecescu M, Valley JF and Wernli C. Health Phys 71(2):128-134 (1996).

• An Investigation of Build-Up Effects in High Energy Radiation Fields Using a HANDI TEPC. Aroua A, Höfert M, Sannikov V, Stevenson GR and Vaerman C. Radiat Prot Dosim 62(3):171-173 (1995).

• Effects of High Intensity and Pulsed Radiation on the Response of the HANDI-TEPC. Aroua A, Höfert M and Sannikov AV. Radiat Prot Dosim 61(1-3):113-118 (1995).

• On the Use of Tissue-Equivalent Proportional Counters in High Energy Stray Radiation Fields. Aroua A, Höfert M and Sannikov AV. Radiat Prot Dosim 59(1):49-53 (1995).

• On the Use of Some Spectrum Hardness Quantifiers for Operational Neutron Fields. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Prêtre S and Valley JF. Radiat Prot Dosim 54(2):99-108 (1994).

• Volume Rendering Techniques Applied to Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA). Aroua A, Bochud FO, Maeder PP, Meuli RA, Valley JF and Verdun FR. Z Med Phys 4:41-45 (1994).

• Characterization of the Mixed Neutron-Gamma Fields Inside the Swiss Nuclear Power Plants by Different Active Systems. Aroua A, Boschung M, Cartier F, Grecescu M, Prêtre S, Valley JF and Wernli C. Radiat Prot Dosim 51(1):17-25 (1994).

• A Rapid Way to Process Bonner Spheres Data. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Lerch P, Prêtre S and Valley JF. Radiat Prot Dosim 46(1):45-52 (1993).

• Evaluation and Test of the Response Matrix of a Multisphere Neutron Spectrometer in a Wide Energy Range, Part III. Validation. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Lerch P, Prêtre S and Valley JF. Nucl Instr and Meth A321:312-316 (1992).

• Evaluation and Test of the Response Matrix of a Multisphere Neutron Spectrometer in a Wide Energy Range, Part II. Simulation. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Lanfranchi M, Lerch P, Prêtre S and Valley JF. Nucl Instr and Meth A321:305-311 (1992).

• Evaluation and Test of the Response Matrix of a Multisphere Neutron Spectrometer in a Wide Energy Range, Part I. Calibration. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Lerch P, Prêtre S, Valley JF and Vylet V. Nucl Instr and Meth A321:298-304 (1992).

• Comparison of Two Types of Albedo Neutron Dosemeters in Several Mixed Neutron-Gamma Fields. Aroua A, Grecescu M, Lerch P, Prêtre S and Valley JF. Radiat Prot Dosim 44(1-4):287-290 (1992).

• Study of the Response of Two Neutron Monitors in Different Neutron Fields. Aroua A, Boschung M, Cartier F, Gmür K, Grecescu M, Prêtre S, Valley JF and Wernli C. Radiat Prot Dosim 44(1-4):183-187 (1992).

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