Judge awards $1.25M judgment against VA hospital for unsanitary colonoscopy equipment; RSNA awarded $10.8M for Image Share Network;

> A federal judge has awarded a U.S. Air Force veteran $1.25 million in a medical malpractice case against a Veterans Administration hospital for improperly sanitizing medical equipment. The suit was filed by 69-year-old Robert Metzler, who claimed he contracted Hepatitis C due to unsanitized equipment used in endoscopies and colonoscopies at the Miami VA Healthcare Center. Article

> Imaging scans of more than 3,000 patients at a U.K. hospital were reviewed after an audit raised questions about the work of one of its radiologists. The review, of more than 3,000 MRI and CT scans at Sunderland Royal Hospital, found errors in the cases of 29 patients who either were discharged with incorrect medical reports or underwent unnecessary treatment. Hospital officials said there were no serious cases of misdiagnosis. Article

> The Radiological Society of North America has received a contract potentially worth $10.8 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to help expand the RSNA Image Share Network. The project was launched in 2009 to build a secure, patient-centric medical imaging-sharing network. This contract provides RSNA with $5.3 million to support two years of the program, with two additional options years worth $5.5 million. Article

And Finally... Adding insult to injury. Article


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