Center Treats Wrong Side Of Patient’s Brain

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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DETROIT — A patient undergoing treatment at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit received a dose of radiation on the wrong side of the brain, according to a report filed with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
According to the report, a crucial piece of information was misread prior to treatment with a gamma knife, which delivers a targeted form of radiation therapy that zeros in on specific locations in the brain.
The patient went through a routine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of the brain just before the procedure, but went into the scanner “feet first,” rather than the standard practice of head first, the document said. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & Tobacco3 Hour Diet at Home
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