Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Advanced screening can now detect lung cancers earlier than ever before, helping patients achieve better treatment outcomes. In fact, the US preventive Services Task Force recommends that smokers with a history of 30 pack-years (1 pack/day for 30 years; 2 packs/day for 15 years) get a Low-Dose CT scan every year.

What is a Lung Cancer Screening?
Early lung cancer screening is done when a person is not symptomatic but is considered at high-risk for developing lung cancer. The goal of early screening is to find cancer early when it’s more treatable and even curable. Research shows that screening using a Low-Dose CT Scan can help detect early lung cancer before clinical signs or symptoms become evident.

What is a Lung Cancer Screening?
Many factors influence the development of lung cancer, including:
• Smoking or excessive exposure to second hand smoke
• Family history
• Personal history
• Occupational or environmental exposure to carcinogens, asbestos, radon and more

How does a Low-Dose CT Scan exam work?
This is a CT (Computerized Tomography) scan of the chest to screen for lung cancer. This exam uses a minimal amount of radiation – similar to a mammogram – and is painless. There is no contrast or preparation required and the actual exam time is less five minutes.

Who interprets the scan?
A board-certified radiologist.

How much will this exam cost?
This exam may or may not be covered by your insurance. Check with your insurance carrier to verify if this is a covered exam and what the cost will be. If your insurance does not cover the exam, you’re uninsured, or have a high deductible or high co-pay insurance plan the cost due at the time of service is $125.

How do I schedule an appointment?
Call 603-890-2800. You will be asked to complete a risk assessment questionnaire and will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about this exam. The scheduler will then assist you with scheduling your exam appointment.

How will I receive the results of my exam?
Your results will be sent to your primary care physician on the same day of your exam. If there is an abnormal finding, the radiologists will contact your physician immediately.

Call 603-890-2800 to schedule your Low-Dose CT Lung Scan today.