Litzman accuses hospitals of ‘black market‘ MRIs

20.06.2012                      30.Siwan. 5772                      Rosch Chodesch 1

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Litzman accuses hospitals of ‘black market' MRIs

Deputy health minister says unnamed hospitals using MRI scanners lacking appropriate ministry license.

Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman surprised and even shocked numerous senior medical administrators by stating there is a “black market” in MRI scanners – the multi-million dollar, huge devices that employ magnetic resonance to diagnose disease – and that “four or five were not reported by certain hospitals” to his ministry and lacked an appropriate ministry license for using them on patients….