Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive

USA fluoroscopy accident, 1990

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 19 June 2004

Date: 29 March 1990

Location: USA

Type of event: fluoroscopy accident


A male patient underwent several procedures using fluoroscopy (two coronary angiographies, a coronary angioplasty, and a coronary artery by-pass graft) in the same day. About one month later the skin became reddened on his back, eventually developing a small ulcerated area. The localized dose probably exceeded 2000 rads.

Consequences: 1 injury.


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