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Event Notification Report for February 28, 2020

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2/27/2020 - 2/28/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54534

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Agreement State Event Number: 54534
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO
Region: 4
City: SAN ANTONIO   State: TX
County:
License #: L01279
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: RANDALL REDD
HQ OPS Officer: BRIAN P. SMITH
Notification Date: 02/20/2020
Notification Time: 17:50 [ET]
Event Date: 02/19/2020
Event Time: 00:00 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/20/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
GREG WERNER (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNDERDOSE OF YTTRIUM-90 DURING TREATMENT

"On February 20, 2020, the Radiation Safety Officer for the Licensee notified this Agency of a medical event involving yttrium-90 Theraspheres. The prescribed dose was 120 Gy but only 85.2 Gy was administered with the remaining intended dose left in the tubing. The remainder could not be flushed out and the procedure was halted. The Licensee will meet with the manufacturer next week at the Licensee's facility to address this issue. This investigation is ongoing. More information will be provided when obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas Incident Number: I-9745

A Medical Event may indicate potential problems in a medical facility's use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to the patient.


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