About Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening

CT-scan of Lungs

Using state-of-the-art technology, low-dose CT scans expose patients to less radiation compared to traditional CT scanners for our physicians to determine if there are signs of early lung cancer. It is a 20-second scan with no preparation. As lung cancer is most treatable in the early stages, with these screenings we can detect lung cancer quicker, possibly even before the patient’s experience symptoms.

These low-dose radiation CT scanners are the only proven-effective manner to screen for lung cancer by allowing physicians to identify small nodules and other abnormalities presented in the lung images.

To be eligible, patients must be the following:

  • Aged 55-77
  • Asymptomatic of lung cancer (NO symptoms, such as: fever, chest pain, new shortness of breath, new or changing cough, coughing up blood, or unexplained significant weight loss.)
  • A current or former smoker with at least a 30-pack-year history (20 cigarettes/pack): ___ x years smoked ____ = Pack Years:____)
  • Former smokers need to have quit within the last 15 years
  • A shared decision making visit, which must take place between the patient and the primary care provider. During this appointment, a physician will determine the patient's eligibility for annual LDCT, discuss the benefits and risks of screening, and provide related counseling. At this appointment, if it's determined a patient meets the requirements for a lung cancer screening, the provider can refer him or her for LDCT. 
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