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

Parana radiography accident, 1979

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 11 June 2006

Date: 1979

Location: Parana, Argentina

Type of event: medical radiography accident

Description:

An auxiliary nurse was exposed to x-rays from a diagnostic fluoroscope unit due to faulty wiring, causing emission of x-rays while the unit was open. The individual received a whole-body dose of 94 rad, resulting in slight depression of bone marrow.

Consequences: 1 injury.

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