Thousands of X-rays stolen from St. Joseph hospital
Wow. I no sooner get done blogging about x-ray theft and lo, there’s another one. Andrea K. Walker reports:
Baltimore County police are looking for someone who stole thousands of X-rays from St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson in what they believe was a scheme to extract the silver from the images.
The hospital said Friday that someone posed as a worker for a radiological film destruction company to get access to the X-rays. The theft was believed to have occurred Sept. 11 and discovered five days later. Hospital and police officials did not identify a suspect.[…]
The theft comprised about 5,000 X-rays and radiological films taken during 2004, 2005 and part of 2007. The films were stored in paper jackets with medical reports and included the patient’s name, date of birth, medical record number, date of service, referring physician, the type of study and the radiologist’s medical interpretation of the film.
Read more on The Baltimore Sun.
St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson was recently in the news because a drive with patient data was stolen from a law firm that was suing one of the hospital’s doctors.