Providence St. Joseph adds self to exposure list

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From the Burbank Leader:

MEDIA DISTRICT — Thirty-four stroke patients were overexposed to radiation during CT scans at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, officials said Monday.

The hospital notified federal heath regulators last week of the radiation cases, becoming the third hospital in Los Angeles County under investigation for problems with CT brain perfusion scans, most often used to diagnose strokes, said spokeswoman Karen Riley, spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration.

After the FDA released its initial report, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center reviewed its protocols for all CT perfusion studies, said Patricia Aidem, spokeswoman for Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.

“We are working with the manufacturer to ensure that proper dosages were administered,” she said. “As I said, there have been no adverse reactions reported to date [due to unnecessary exposure.]”

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Posted in burbank

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