Tom Cruise is now under attack from a new enemy, the American College of Radiology, which issued the following harsh statement:
Actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes may be placing their unborn child at risk if fetal ultrasound is performed on Ms Holmes without medical supervision and should not, in any way, view fetal keepsake ultrasound images thus obtained as a substitute for appropriate medical attention. Use of such medical equipment by unlicensed individuals may also be a violation of federal law.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) fully supports the views of the US Food and Drug Administration that fetal ultrasound be performed only for medical purposes, by certified technologists, with a prescription from an appropriately licensed provider.
“This is a patient safety issue. Untrained people, even if they have the financial means, should not buy, or be allowed to buy and operate, ultrasound machines, which are, in fact, medical devices and should not be used without a medical indication,” said Carol M. Rumack, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Ultrasound. “Images of the fetus are an opportunity to diagnose problems before birth that may require treatment. These images should be obtained by certified technologists under the supervision of physicians properly trained in ultrasound. The images should then be interpreted by properly trained physicians and discussed with the parents and treating physicians in order to plan for the best care of the baby and mother,” said Dr Rumack.
Dr Cruise, having acquired the power of Force Lightning and treated Oprah Winfrey with electric shock therapy, received his honorary doctorate from the School of Scientology. He continues taking matters into his own hands. First psychiatry, now obstetrics.
The American College of Radiology press release…
(hat tip: Kevin, M.D.)