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University Touts Transition to Single-Use Rhinolaryngoscopes

PERFORMING PROCEDURES

The University of Florida’s radiation oncology department now uses single-use rhinolaryngoscopes to diagnose and treat head and neck cancers.

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University Touts Transition to Single-Use Rhinolaryngoscopes
Performing Procedures
The University of Florida’s radiation oncology department now uses single-use rhinolaryngoscopes to diagnose and treat head and neck cancers.
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