dismiss

Mark your calendars: the next Clean Sweep Live Auction will be on Thursday, January 25th--Click to view the full catalogue

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

More Industry Headlines

Siemens Healthineers lays out cost-cutting strategy ahead of IPO Future plans call for changes saving almost $300 million annually

Global health and medical insurance providers market to hit $1.6 trillion by 2020 Major driving force is the growing elderly population

Researchers develop PET tracer that can measure damage caused by MS Offers advantages not found with conventional MR

MITA and others call for long-term solution to medical device tax First payment under tax is due by January 29

The New York Times moly-99 report: 6 takeaways Insights from several experts on the delicate moly-99 supply chain

Canadian resident pleads guilty in US health care scam Sold device under false pretense of treating more than 200 diseases

NTT Data Services partners with AI provider Pieces Technologies Utilizing AI and natural language processing to enhance patient care

Radiology Partners and three universities establish radiology research center Will focus on improving best practices

Philips to relocate NA headquarters from Andover to Cambridge Relocation in Mass. brings company to innovation hub

UK researchers 3-D print biological structures for tissue regeneration and replica organs A step closer to printing transplant organs

Weird news: Stolen medical equipment contaminated with brain disease

by Brendon Nafziger , DOTmed News Associate Editor
Thieves who stole half a million dollars worth of medical equipment from an Orlando clinic apparently got more than they bargained for.

According to local news reports, on May 3 crooks in a white truck made away with $500,000 worth of diagnostic equipment that was being thrown out after it was used during a brain biopsy on a patient diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Ventilators Plus -The Easy #1 Choice In Ventilator Sales, Rentals & Support

Our name says it all! Ventilators Plus is a full service depot repair facility offering on-site service as well. We BUY, SELL & RENT all models & also have a FULLY STOCKED parts warehouse available online 24/7. Call 888-889-2992.



CJD, an incurable degenerative brain disease caused by rogue proteins called prions, is related to the infamous "mad cow disease," or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, that spooked the public over a decade ago. It's a rare disease, afflicting about 200 people in the United States every year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Officials with the clinic, the Center for Diagnostic Pathology, located on Florida Hospital's Orlando campus, said they tossed the equipment after the biopsy just to be safe, even though many hospitals will re-use such equipment if it's properly sanitized, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

From pictures put up by Channel 13 News, the stolen equipment includes a Leica Autostainer and a Microm device. Police are still looking for suspects.

Related:


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED