Fake Scanner

09/05/2013

We heard first back in August 2012 from this fake dental scanner on the HMRC website. This is because we check the HMRA and the NPSA alerts regularly!

The Fake Britain TV programme team later interviewed our clinical director Andrew Dawood on the subject of fake scanners and consequences for the patients and the users.

We are delighted to see on the programme being aired tonight that the radiation issues that we care about and look at in our maintenance routines have been looked at:

- the radiation to the patient, as per the IR(ME)R regulations

- the size of the Field Of View and the importance of collimation

- the radiation to the operator, as per the IRR.

Well done! Oh, and all our scanners are state-of-the-art machines maintained and used by qualified professionals. All our centres are regularly inspected by the Health Protection Agency and the Care Quality Commission.

We take quality and safety very seriously. Go to our CQC registration or Contact Us pages to check the services and CQC status of our imaging centres.

This episode of Fake Britain is on BBC 1 today or replay the TV programme on iPlayer until Thursday 16 May 2013.


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