Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Performed on 64 Slice CT Scanner

Comfortable, Convenient Outpatient setting

A physician order is required for CT Lung Screenings.

For more information, please visit the NLST webpage or visit the American Lung Association webpage

What is a CT Lung Screening?

The CT Lung Screening is an exam that attempts to detect cancer in its earliest stage and when it is most treatable. It consists of a low dose, non-contrast helical CT that uses X-rays to scan the entire chest in about five to ten seconds during a single breath hold.

Who should get a CT Lung Screening?

Who should get a CT Lung Screening?

The patient must meet All of the following elements of eligibility:

  • The patient has participated in a session to discuss the risks and benefits of CT lung screening, was informed of the importance of adherence to annual screening, impact of comorbidities, and ability/willingness to undergo treatment should the patient be diagnosed with lung cancer, and was informed of the importance of smoking cessation/abstinence, including tobacco cessation counseling services, if applicable.
  • Patient is 55 or older with a 30+ pack year smoking history
  • Is currently smoking or quit within the last 15 years
  • Asymptomatic of lung cancer
  • Does not have and is not being treated for significant chest pain, unintended weight loss, active pneumonia or hemoptysis