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Nuclear medicine incidents

Report highlights learnings from nuclear medicine incidents,   Mirage News, 2 Feb 22, ARPANSA has finalised its annual report on radiation safety incidents using data collated from radiation regulators around the country…….The new Australian Radiation Incident Register (ARIR) report provides a summary and analysis of incidents that occurred during 2020. The report includes a focus on workflows in nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine accounted for 157 of the 803 incidents reported for 2020…….

Findings of the report include:

a total of 803 incidents reported – demonstrating better awareness of reporting

529 of the reported incidents were in diagnostic radiology, with 157 in nuclear medicine, and 40 in radiotherapy

patients were exposed to less than 1 mSv of radiation in 47% of incidents

human error was identified as a factor in more than 65% of incidentsequipment failure or deficiencies accounted for 17% of incidents……..

February 3, 2022 - Posted by | - incidents, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, health

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