Database of radiological incidents and related events--Johnston's Archive
Exeter radiotherapy accident, 1988
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 23 November 2005
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, Great Britain, United Kingdom
Type of event:
Due to a calibration error with a radiotherapy unit, 205 patients received significant overdoses.
- Novotny, Joseph, Johanna Izewska, Andree Dutreix, and Emmanuel van der Schueren, 1998, "A quality assurance network in central European countries," Acta Oncologica, 37:159-165, on line at Taylor and Francis [http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/media/2724FR9EFN2QVM9EPV5M/Contributions/C/G/A/4/CGA4Q06XBUX8P00C.pdf when accessed].
- Oliver, Lyn, Robert Fitchew, and John Drew, 2000, "ACPSEM Position Paper: Requirements for radiation oncology physics in Australia and New Zealand," on line, ACPSEM [http://www.acpsem.org.au/subgroup/radiotherapy/Roppftj2.pdf].
© 2004, 2005 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 23 November 2005.
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