Dissertation [Online] [from Print source using Vancouver]

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Author Initials. Title of dissertation [dissertation on the Internet]. Place: Name of institution; year [cited year month day]. Available from: URL


Henry M. A comparative analysis of colonoscopy, CT colonography and double contrast barium enema used in the detection of colorectal cancer [dissertation on the Internet]. Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth; 2000 [cited 2016 May 16]. Available from: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/ eprint/650

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