Why UK doctors are being called ‘selfish’ and ‘disgusting’ for giving US-style treatment

Health imaging specialist Dr Mark Taylor has criticised British doctors who are refusing to take American-style CT scans for the NHS, saying they are “not looking out for the patient”.

The surgeon and head of the British Association of Medical Imaging Directors has been criticised after telling BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that he does not think it is “wrong” for the Royal College of Surgeons to take a CT scan of the chest when patients require it.

Dr Taylor, who has performed CT scans of more than 200 patients, also said it is unfair for patients to be “scared” by the results of their scans.

I don’t think it’s wrong to go in to see a CT, but I think it would be wrong for doctors to be scared by the images and be thinking, ‘I’m going to look at this for a couple of minutes and then I’m going home’.” “When we’ve done a lot of these scans, we’ve found that a lot more people don’t actually need to see CT scans, but they don’t want to see them, so they go in anyway. “

I’m saying that you should ask yourself whether it’s in the patient’s best interests to get scans.”

I don’t think it’s wrong to go in to see a CT, but I think it would be wrong for doctors to be scared by the images and be thinking, ‘I’m going to look at this for a couple of minutes and then I’m going home’.” “When we’ve done a lot of these scans, we’ve found that a lot more people don’t actually need to see CT scans, but they don’t want to see them, so they go in anyway.

And if they don [have the scans], it’s just because they’ve got a bad case of the flu, and then the flu turns up and they can’t get a scan.

‘Too dangerous’Dr Taylor has been a CT scanning specialist for 30 years and was one of the first doctors to use a CT scanner in the US. “

[There are] some people who are at risk of dying of influenza,” he said.

‘Too dangerous’Dr Taylor has been a CT scanning specialist for 30 years and was one of the first doctors to use a CT scanner in the US.

In the UK he has also been a consultant for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and is the head of British Association Medical Imaging Directors.

The AMA is one of several groups that have raised concerns about the use of CT scans by the Royal NHS.

In response to Dr Taylor’s comments, a spokesman for the AMA said: “We would like to make clear that the Royal Health Service’s (RHS) current CT scan policy has not been made a condition of patients’ health, nor is it mandatory.

We believe that CT scans should only be performed in a situation in which the patient is in the most immediate danger from the infection and has the most urgent need of immediate CT scan treatment.”

The AMA strongly disagrees with Dr Taylor who argues that CT scanning is too dangerous.

“The spokesman said the AMA would continue to call for CT scans to be made available to patients in the NHS.

Dr Taylor told Today: “It’s just not in the best interests of patients.

If I do a CT and it doesn’t show anything, I’ll say, ‘Look, it doesn and I’m sorry’.

“I have never done anything wrong, I’ve never been to the UK.

I’m just saying that it’s not in their best interests.”‘

Disgusting” and ‘self-serving”Dr Taylor’s remarks were echoed by the British Medical Association, which said:”This is disgusting.

This is disgusting that people are being forced to use CT scans that are not as accurate as they should be in order to diagnose a disease that should not exist.”

“There are too many patients who are dying unnecessarily from this type of scan, so it is unacceptable that a doctor is making decisions about the health of these people.”

A spokesman for RCSI, which represents the CT scanner industry, said: