Health centers are marketing full- or whole-body scans to "the worried wealthy," as some have coined them.
Sono Motoyama, "Distressed test Will full-body scan find what ails you?," Philadelphia Daily News, March 22, 2004
They are not sent by physicians, and most have no symptoms to warrant exposing themselves to radiation doses that may add up to the equivalent of 500 chest X-rays, the National Radiological Protection Board says.
Rather, these anxious consumers are spending many hundreds of nonreimbursable dollars on total body C.T. scans to reassure themselves that nothing is wrong internally that would warrant prompt treatment.
Jane E. Brody, "How Perils Can Await the 'Worried Wealthy'," The New York Times, November 12, 2002
If "the worried wealthy well" can get full-body scanning and the market becomes saturated, "then the average person will demand access somebody's going to have to pay," said Dr. Jim Doty, a former chief of neurosurgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach.
"Body scanning draws lines among health players," Orange County Business Journal, September 10, 2001
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