Dear NHS England,
Have England's registered National Health Trusts, authority to buy secondhand MRI scanning equipment from each other. Have the Trusts also authority to import secondhand MRI scanners from other countries.
Are all MRI scanners registered by NHS England. Are all MRI scanners licensed and tested on a regular monthly, quarterly, yearly or some other time period. If testing is undertake is the manufacturer involved.
James A Owen
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“Have England's registered National Health Trusts, authority to buy
secondhand MRI scanning equipment from each other. Have the Trusts also
authority to import secondhand MRI scanners from other countries.
Are all MRI scanners registered by NHS England. Are all MRI scanners
licensed and tested on a regular monthly, quarterly, yearly or some other
time period. If testing is undertake is the manufacturer involved.”
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