Radiation errors reported in Missouri

New York Times, February 25, 2010

A hospital in Missouri announced that it had overradiated 76 patients during a five-year period because powerful new radiation equipment had been set up incorrectly even with a representative of the manufacturer watching as it was done. The hospital, CoxHealth in Springfield, said half of all patients undergoing stereotactic radiation therapy were overdosed by about 50% after an unidentified medical physicist at the hospital miscalibrated the new equipment and routine checks over the next five years failed to catch the error, the New York Times reports.


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