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New South Wales cracks down on commercial scanning

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 19 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1350
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    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 …

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