Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu has introduced a bill that would prohibit the selling, leasing, or distributing of an ultrasound machine by California manufacturers to anyone other than licensed medical professionals, after it was publicized that Tom Cruise had purchased one for use at home with Katie Holmes.

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Should it be illegal for anyone to purchase an ultrasound machine unless they are a medical professional?
Democratic Assemblyman Ted Lieu has introduced a bill that would prohibit the selling, leasing, or distributing of an ultrasound machine by California manufacturers to anyone other than licensed medical professionals, after it was publicized that Tom Cruise had purchased one for use at home with Katie Holmes.

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16 yrs ago - Monday 5/15/06 - 5:17:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they want to fork out that much money, who cares.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 4:04:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
^exactly....
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 4:14:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
As far as I know you can't really hurt anyone with an ultrasound machine, so let them waiste their money. You can only hope that they will donate it to some clinic when they get tired of it.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 4:17:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
why the hell would anyone want to own one? other than the psychotic tom cruise....
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 6:06:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/25/2006 4:17:13 PM tt_luvsya wrote:
why the hell would anyone want to own one? other than the psychotic tom cruise....

Well if you are filthily rich and pregnant, that may be a nice "toy" to have. But I doubt that you would be able to learn how to use it before the baby is born. But I guess that you would be able to hire someone to operate it.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 8:14:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
YES! You shouldn't buy one ven if you could, I'd be a huge waste of money. If you use it properly you'd only use it about three times, and if you don't use it properly nd use it more than a couple of times (Like Tom Cruise)you'd really e putting the baby's health at risk.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 8:42:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. This machine is not at all harmful...
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/1/06 - 1:21:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Don't see the problem
It's their cash
unless by them buying the machine they are depriving a hospital of an ultrasound machine?
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 4:05:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, it shouldn't be illegal. If someone wants one, I don't see much of a reason for them not to have one.

It's just expensive and useless once the baby is born.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 4:06:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can use it to make sure your teenage daughter isn't pregnant.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 4:08:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/8/2006 4:06:52 PM UncleLaughie wrote:
You can use it to make sure your teenage daughter isn't pregnant.

Or, if you aren't a brainless twat, you can take her to a doctor's office and find out for thousands of dollars less.....
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 4:08:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. They alter your state of mind!!
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 4:09:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can use it to determine whether your tummy is growling. That way you won't accidentally starve to death.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 4:16:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I imagine that could be harmful to your bladder, if not anything else. Your bladder has to be quite full to use it properly, that's what the sound waves bounce off of. However, leaving your bladder very full for a while, especially if you're doing it over and over, can lead to painful urinary tract infections, which, left untreated, can lead to extremely painful and potentially dangerous kidney infections.

I don't see why anyone would want one, though. Not only is it uncomfortable,a nd has those health risks, you'd have to learn to use it properly.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 5:27:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/8/2006 4:06:52 PM UncleLaughie wrote:
You can use it to make sure your teenage daughter isn't pregnant.

You would have to be a skilled user to be able to detect an early pregnancy that way. It would be so much easier to make your daughter pee on a stick.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/8/06 - 5:33:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/15/2006 5:17:54 AM bugbum wrote:
If they want to fork out that much money, who cares.

exactly!
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/15/06 - 5:40:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
i dont think that anyone needs to-it's not like you gona be pregnant forever so why dont you just go to the doctor.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/10/06 - 10:50:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
no way, if you got the money, go for it. i wouldn't mind having one. i'd look at my organs all day, it hink it would be fun
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/13/06 - 11:55:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
They want to waste their money let them they aren't hurting anyone.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 8/18/06 - 7:20:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/12/06 - 5:12:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Whatever floats your boat.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 10/15/06 - 1:55:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/25/2006 4:14:26 PM analyser wrote:
As far as I know you can't really hurt anyone with an ultrasound machine, so let them waiste their money. You can only hope that they will donate it to some clinic when they get tired of it.

I think they would be dangerous if used too often, due to the radiation, so yes, only doctors should have them.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/18/06 - 8:36:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why should it be against the law?
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/18/06 - 8:42:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/25/2006 4:14:26 PM analyser wrote:
As far as I know you can't really hurt anyone with an ultrasound machine, so let them waiste their money. You can only hope that they will donate it to some clinic when they get tired of it.

Anyone except the baby. They aren't meant to used every day or even every month. I say no matter how much money you have to waste only licensed medical professionals should be able to use them.

15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/13/07 - 9:22:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see what the point would be of owning one. They'd be too dangerous to have around, anyway, because of radiation.

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