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A longitudinal evaluation of computed tomography radiation incidents within a multisite NHS trust.

Adamson HK, Foster B, Clarke R, et al. A longitudinal evaluation of computed tomography radiation incidents within a multisite NHS trust. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):e1096-e1101. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000001022

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November 9, 2022
Adamson HK, Foster B, Clarke R, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):e1096-e1101.

Computed tomography (CT) scans are important diagnostic tools but can present serious dangers from overexposure to radiation. Researchers reviewed 133 radiation incidents reported to one NHS trust from 2015-2018. Reported events included radiation incidents, near-miss incidents, and repeat scans. Most events were investigated using a systems approach, and staff were encouraged to report all types of incidents, including near misses, to foster a culture of safety and enable learning.

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Adamson HK, Foster B, Clarke R, et al. A longitudinal evaluation of computed tomography radiation incidents within a multisite NHS trust. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(7):e1096-e1101. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000001022

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