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Posted by: anu | 2011/02/02

body sacning machine

hi doc
i just want to know about this machine they call it full body scaning machine which mostly used in wellness center that consist of small devise and two metal stick that are connected to a tv monitors and they claim it will sacn more than 150 human organs and it will detect any deases and they say it is better than CT sacn and MRI ,so are they teling the truth if yes how come they charge only R300 ?
thanks

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It is quackery to use full body scanning in "wellness" programs - very low chance of finding anything useful, unnecessary cost, and a false sense of security. And that applies when full, massive, highly expensive proper scanners are used.
Now, the sort of equipment you describe sounds very peculiar indeed, and nothing like a proper scanner. Indeed, it sounds more like a Scammer. 150 human organs ? You don't possess 150 organs, and scanning those you have isn't very helpful withoput good reasons. And anyone who claims they have ANY method which can detect any disease, is scamming people.
There is no way that such simple equipment can be better than the well established and tested MRI or CT scan. Proper scanning equipment ( and remember I am saying that even with the best scanners known to science, total body scanning is NOT a good technique for "wellness" ) costs a great deal and inevitably costs more than R 300 a scan.
Have you asked about the specialist medical and radiological qualifications opf the person conducting and reading the scans ? Without full training in medicine and radiology, nobody can possibly interprest the results of a proper scan.
Maybe report them to Carte Blanche ?

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Posted by: PUrple | 2011/02/03

The body doesn''t have 150 organs. Your organs are : heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, skin and so on.

Wellness centres would not be allowed to operate medical equipment, so this machine does not detect diseases.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/02/03

It is quackery to use full body scanning in "wellness" programs - very low chance of finding anything useful, unnecessary cost, and a false sense of security. And that applies when full, massive, highly expensive proper scanners are used.
Now, the sort of equipment you describe sounds very peculiar indeed, and nothing like a proper scanner. Indeed, it sounds more like a Scammer. 150 human organs ? You don't possess 150 organs, and scanning those you have isn't very helpful withoput good reasons. And anyone who claims they have ANY method which can detect any disease, is scamming people.
There is no way that such simple equipment can be better than the well established and tested MRI or CT scan. Proper scanning equipment ( and remember I am saying that even with the best scanners known to science, total body scanning is NOT a good technique for "wellness" ) costs a great deal and inevitably costs more than R 300 a scan.
Have you asked about the specialist medical and radiological qualifications opf the person conducting and reading the scans ? Without full training in medicine and radiology, nobody can possibly interprest the results of a proper scan.
Maybe report them to Carte Blanche ?

Reply to cybershrink

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