UK: Around 5,000 Dorset hospital patient images deleted

Andrew Goldman reports:

Thousands of radiology images, including breast screenings, of Dorset patients have been accidentally deleted.

University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) has insisted implications to patients are “very low” after the Echo discovered approximately 5,000 health images taken during a period in 2019 were wiped during a routine archive process.

Images lost include 214 clinical mammograms – an NHS breast screening check using X-rays to look for cancers. Another proportion of the around 5,000 images were test or duplicate images, while some were scans from different hospitals.

Read more at Dorset Echo.

So in 2019, there were no backups? And by 2022, there were no backups of 2019 files?

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