New South Wales cracks down on commercial scanningBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7403.1350-c (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1350
- Christopher Zinn
Medical entrepreneurs who run Australia's fast growing whole body scanning industry have vowed to fight a government crackdown on the practice after claims that the procedure poses a danger from radiation.
The New South Wales government has imposed a range of new conditions on operators of the computed tomography (CT) scanners, which can identify a range of health conditions.
New South Wales health minister Morris Iemma said owners and operators of CT machines could now face fines of up to $A165 000 (£66 000; $110 000; €93 000) or two years in jail, or both, for breaches of …