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Posted by: Smiley | 2008/01/17

BODY SCAN

Hi,

I have been advised that there is a machine that that can scan the whole body. They put you in a tunnel like contraption and it scans each and every part of the body and it will locate anyting that is not normal. pick up tumors, cancer etc. What is this procedure called and who can have this done, does your doctor have to refer you etc etc. Which hospital in JHb does this?

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Dear Smiley
It is called a full body CT scan. This is not routinely done and will cost a few thousand rand. You should be referred by a physician to have it done. A few of the private hospitals in Johburg have the facilities.
Dr Bets

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