[ RadSafe ] The French health ministry has ordered an independent inquiry into the affair.
hflong at pacbell.net
Wed Mar 28 13:55:41 CDT 2007
"To REALLY screw up, it takes a computer."
Jose Julio Rozental <joseroze at netvision.net.il> wrote:
Dear colleagues, especially from France,
Who can comment about the subject
Jose Julio Rozental joseroze at netvision.net.il Israel
One dead, 13 injured in X-ray blunder at French hospital http://www.qldcancer.com.au/pdf/November.pdf
AFP via Yahoo! News - 12-Oct-06
Agence France-Presse reported that one person died and 13 others fell sick after they were exposed to excessive doses of X-rays as they were being scanned for prostate cancer at Epinal Hospital near Strasbourg in eastern France.
The accidents occurred between May-04 and May-05, where staff misused a new software programme that had been installed in the X-ray unit. The Lorraine Regional Hospital Agency said that 23 patients received excessive doses of radiation, and the 13 who fell ill suffered from rectal inflammation and needed surgery to fit an artificial anus.
The French health ministry has ordered an independent inquiry into the affair.
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