Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Houston radiotherapy accident, 1980
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 23 November 2005
Houston, Texas, USA
Type of event:
An accident involving yttrium-90 in nuclear medicine therapy caused 7 deaths.
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- Ricks, Robert C., Mary Ellen Berger, Elizabeth C. Holloway, and Ronald E. Goans, 2000, "REAC/TS radiation accident registry: update of accidents in the United States," on line, International Radiation Protection Association [http://www.irpa.net/irpa10/cdrom/00325.pdf].
© 2004, 2005 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 23 November 2005.
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