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Radiation Overdose at Another Hospital by CT Scans

(WEST VIRGINIA) -- Cabell Huntington Hospital is currently under investigation by the FDA regarding a number of cases where patients were overdose with radiation by perfusion CT of the brain/head. This is similar to what happened in a major hospital in California last year. Patient's reported symptoms of radiation poisoning including but not including hair loss, immediate nausea, and other serious symptoms. According to officials, the hospital did not disclose this information despite knowing… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 6, 2011 at 8:14am — No Comments

FDA Investigates CT Perfusion Radiation Dosage Levels at Cedars Sinai

(WASHINGTON, DC - Food and Drug Administration)

For complete details regarding the FDA investigation into radiation dose of CT perfusion scans, please see the official report below from the FDA.

Safety Investigation of CT Brain Perfusion Scans: Initial Notification

Date Issued: October 8, 2009

Audience: CT facilities, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Radiologists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Radiologic Technologists, Medical Physicists, Radiation Safety… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 14, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

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