Letters Commercial CT scans

VOMIT—victim of medical investigative technology

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39435.572731.3A (Published 03 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:8
  1. U Shaikh, radiology specialist registrar1,
  2. Huw Lewis-Jones1
  1. 1University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL
  1. usmansh8kh{at}hotmail.com

    Kmietowicz did not go far enough in highlighting the consumerist nature of commercial body CT scanning.1 Well, asymptomatic young and middle aged patients have a low pretest probability and wouldn’t benefit from a screening test. Furthermore, non-symptom led, non-focused investigations are rife for misinterpretation and error.2 The initial scanning centres in the United States targeted educated, affluent, health …

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