Lung Cancer Screening
Should You Get a Lung Scan?
Lung cancer may occur in anyone, but former or current smokers, those with exposure to secondhand smoke, or those exposed to occupational hazards such as toxic fumes or asbestos are at greatest risk. If you are concerned for your risk of lung cancer, then consider a scan.
Increasing Chances for a Cure
When caught at its earliest stage, lung cancer survival may be as high as 70%, but it can go undetected for years before causing symptoms. Our lung scan can identify cancer six times earlier than conventional chest x-rays.
Our Lung Cancer Screening Criteria:
- Age 55-77 and have smoked at least 30 pack years (pack years = packs per day x years smoked)
- You are a current smoker or quit smoking less than 15 years ago
- You currently have no acute symptoms
- A script is required from your physician
Your Lung Scan
After you fill out a brief health questionnaire to assess your lung disease risk, our CT scanner will take images in a pain-free and effortless procedure lasting no more than ten minutes.
If the radiologist sees an abnormality, you’ll be advised to follow up with your physician or a lung specialist. Your physician will receive a detailed written report with recommendations. A digital copy of the images will also be provided.
How much radiation is involved?
The low dose scan exposure is equivalent to natural levels of background radiation from residing for a year in Denver, Colorado.