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Excess radiation tied to equipment misuse: FDA
Modern Healthcare

Officials at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health have concluded that a series of radiation overdoses in patients who received CT brain perfusion scans between 2008 and October 2010 were likely the result of improper use of the scanners, not equipment malfunction. CDRH officials have published their conclusions in a just-released update of the agency’s investigation into 385 reported cases of radiation overdose among patients at six hospitals across the country.