NYT on Prostate Seed Implants

June 26, 2009 · Posted in Misadministration · 1 Comment 

There was an interesting article in the June 20, 2009 issue of the New York Times on Prostate Seed Implants gone wrong at the V.A hospital in Philadelphia. I had expressed concern over the potential inaccuracy of implant placements in a previous article on MDPhysics, but never imagined the degree of error that occurred at this particular brachytherapy program. I cannot fathom how a team of professionals can make such disastrous errors (over and over again). You can read the full article here.

Also, it’s worth mentioning the NYT had a neat graphical “tutorial” on prostate seed implants for the layperson who wanted to know how the procedure is performed. Check it out here.

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