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Medisave allowed for outpatient cancer MRI, CT, PET scans

As announced by the Ministry of Health in February 2007, Singapore will allow cancer patients to use their Medisave accounts to pay for outpatient magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography (CT/CAT) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans prescribed by their doctors. Up to $600 per year can be used for such scans. The change takes effect from 1 April 2008. Before this, patients may only use Medisave to pay their bills when such diagnostic scans are part of inpatient hospitalization treatments.

National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)

The National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS) provides clinical services to cancer patients, conducts clinical and basic research, and develops public education programmes directed at the prevention and treatment of cancer. The Centre also undertakes training and education of medical, radiation and surgical oncologists and other allied health personnel for the healthcare community.