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Critics slam low-cost CT scans for smokers as marketing ploy
USA Today

Trumpeting a landmark study released recently, hospitals around the country have started offering deeply discounted CT scans for smokers worried about lung cancer. But some experts question whether the strategy is a marketing ploy that could bring more harm than good. St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., put out a single-page flyer with a headline that a “10-second scan could be life-saving” and a clip-out coupon for a $49 procedure.