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

Wisconsin radiotherapy accident, 1968

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 23 September 2007

Date: 1 August 1968

Location: Wisconsin, USA

Type of event: radiotherapy accident

Description:

A patient was killed by a dose of 400-500 rads to the bone marrow from gold-198 during a liver scan. (Two sources give the location as Wisconsin; one gives Argonne Cancer Hospital near Chicago, Illinois.)

Consequences: 1 fatality.

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