Tesco censured over ClubCard x-ray offer
LONDON - Tesco has been criticised by the Society of Radiographers after a promotion by the retailer offering a special deal on CT scans to Tesco ClubCard holders.
The SOR said the scans, essentially x-rays used to detect the existence of tumours, involve exposure to radiation. It said this was not made clear to consumers in the promotion.
Tesco partner Lifescan is offering the CT scans as part of a "health MOT". The deal gives Tesco ClubCard holders £40 of Lifescan vouchers in exchange for £10-worth of Tesco ones.
The SOR said Lifescan was a reputable company, however the body has voiced doubts in the past over the benefits of running CT scans on healthy people.
SOR chief executive Richard Evans said the scans could increase the number of "worried well" by uncovering abnormalities that were benign.
In response Tesco told the BBC that Lifescan employed qualified staff who explained the risks to consumers.
Other third-party companies to tie up with Tesco ClubCard include SK:n, a cosmetic skin clinic, and laser eye-treatment specialist Optimax.
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