More Patients Exposed to High Radiation at Cedars-Sinai
On Monday, officials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced that they had discovered an additional 54 patients were exposed to levels of radiation eight times higher than necessary during CT brain scans over an 18-month period in 2008 and 2009. In addition, the hospital determined that about 20% of the affected patients received exposure directly to the lenses of their eyes, which puts them at higher risk of developing cataracts. In a letter sent Monday, Cedars-Sinai officials apologized for the mistake and said that the facility would pay for the cost of any care associated with the exposure.
- "Cedars-Sinai Finds More Patients Exposed to Excess Radiation" (Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times, 11/9).
- "Cedars-Sinai Offers To Pay Medical Costs for Patients Overexposed to CT Radiation" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 11/10).