In Canada, Sick People Wait Months for this Exam

Just before Christmas, 41-year-old Michael Kelley decided he wanted a whole-body imaging exam, the heavily advertised service touted on television by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey. He didn’t smoke, wasn’t overweight, and didn’t have elevated cholesterol. “I’m pretty normal for a guy my age,” he said. [So] Kelley paid $1,400 for a CT scan to confirm what he and his doctor already knew — he was perfectly healthy.

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  1. Joe S. says:

    What’s wrong with buying a full body scan?

  2. Tom H. says:

    Maybe nothing, Joe. But why is Oprah touting it?

  3. Brian Williams. says:

    Kelley paid $1,400 for peace of mind. For him, it was worth it.

  4. Devon Herrick says:

    If he was paying cash, he should have been able to get the scan for less than $1,500. My brother only paid $500 about five years ago.