Overexposure of radiation therapy patients in Panama: problem recognition and follow-up measures.

@article{Borrs2006OverexposureOR,
  title={Overexposure of radiation therapy patients in Panama: problem recognition and follow-up measures.},
  author={Caridad Borr{\'a}s},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 2-3},
  pages={173-87}
}
  • Caridad Borrás
  • Published 2006 in
    Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan…
This report summarizes and analyzes the responses of various organizations that provided assistance to the National Oncology Institute (Instituto Oncológico Nacional, ION) of Panama following the overexposure of 28 radiation therapy patients at the ION in late 2000 and early 2001. The report also looks at the long-term measures that were adopted at the ION in response to the overexposure incident, as well as implications that the incident has for other cancer treatment centers worldwide. In… CONTINUE READING
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