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Whole body CT scan MOTs a health risk. – Telegraph 2008

Health MOTs using whole body CT scans are putting patients at risk of cancer and may be banned under Government plans

The scans which cost between £300 and £2,000 are advertised widely by private healthcare companies as offering early detection of problems such as heart disease and cancer.

Government health advisors say any company offering whole body computerised tomography (CT) scans or lung scans to patients without any symptoms should stop immediately.

There are thought to be around 12,000 whole body or lung scans carried out every year in the UK and this is expected to grow.

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Source: Whole body CT scan MOTs a health risk. – Telegraph