CT Lung Screening
Detecting lung cancer at its earliest stage is key to increasing the five-year survival rate, according to the results of the National Lung Screening Trial that was published in June 2011. Patients with the following clinical indications may benefit from a Low-dose CT lung cancer screening exam.
- Between the ages of 55 and 74
- Current smoker or quit within the last 15 years
- Smoked for 30 or more pack-years*
*pack-years = average number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the number of years a person has smoked.
Health insurance plans may cover this screening exam under the Affordable Care Act. Pre-authorization may be required prior to exam. If the patients health plan does not cover this exam, he/she will be required to pay $300 at time of service.
No preparation necessary for this exam