Georgina's mammography proof 'illegal'
29 November 2004 , AMSTERDAM — Dutch ultrasound and radiotherapy association NVMBR has accused Playboy pinup girl Georgina Verbaan of acting improperly by using a mammography to prove her breasts are real rather than silicon implants.
29 November 2004
AMSTERDAM — Dutch ultrasound and radiotherapy association NVMBR has accused Playboy pinup girl Georgina Verbaan of acting improperly by using a mammography to prove her breasts are real rather than silicon implants.
The NVMBR — which represents ultrasound workers, medical nuclear technicians and radiotherapists — threw its hat in the ring in the 'boobgate' affair on Monday, claiming that the use of x-ray technology without due medical reason is illegal.
Association president Fred Felderhof said the regulations governing the use of x-rays is laid out in the Dutch legislation, which states that such technology may only be used where justified, such as a means of identifying cases of breast cancer or for general public screening.
He said Verbaan could have used less extreme methods to prove her breasts were natural. He said ultrasound or an MRI scan would have given equally indisputable results. The NVMBR now fears a rise in the applications for unnecessary tests.
The Dutch television celebrity added a copy of the mammogram x-ray to her website (georginaverbaan.nl) last week to prove her ample bosom was natural. Her breasts have been the subject of debate for some time in Dutch gossip magazines and Verbaan has dubbed the affair "Boobgate".
She also expressed annoyance that her appearance in the Dutch edition of men's magazine Playboy had failed to quell the rumours her breasts were fake. Verbaan appears nude in a 12-page spread in the magazine's December edition.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news