Is Excess CT Scan Radiation Due to Equipment Malfunction or User Error?

Last month, the FDA revealed the results of its investigation into why patients were being exposed to excess radiation during CT scans.  According to the FDA, the problem is with the technicians administering the tests and not with the CT scan equipment.

Since the FDA has identified user error as the reason for excess radiation, which can be dangerous, the FDA is encouraging increased training and quality assurance protocols be implemented in all facilities that conduct CT scans.  Additionally, the FDA is requesting that the manufacturers of CT scan equipment consider whether improvements to equipment could reduce the likelihood of user error.

If you have been hurt by excess radiation due to user error of CT scan equipment then you may be entitled to damages. Contact a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer for more information.