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Diagnostic equipment misused in India

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.904b (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:904
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Radiologists in India have criticised the widespread misuse of x ray and ultrasound equipment by inappropriately qualified doctors.

    Members of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association say that unrestricted access to equipment has prompted doctors with inadequate training in radiology to set up imaging centres, sometimes leading to wrong diagnoses. Of India's half a million doctors, about 7000 are qualified in radiology. But the actual …

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