Opinion Paper

The HPCSA and radiology

JP van Niekerk
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 14, No 2 | a428 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v14i2.428 | © 2010 JP van Niekerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2010 | Published: 07 June 2010

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JP van Niekerk, HMPG

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Abstract

There is general agreement that adequate radiation control is essential. But in my opinion there are more important issues that were not in the remit of the committee, namely the proliferation of many diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that are reliant on expensive equipment. Such equipment is often acquired because of its potential revenue generation and that often results in self-referral – a sure way of driving up medical costs through unnecessary procedures.

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HPCSA; Training

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