CT lung Screening Saves Lives

The National Cancer Institute's research shows that low-dose CT lung screening can reduce lung cancer caused deaths by 20% compared to x-ray imaging. Screenings are performed before symptoms occur so that they detect disease in its earliest stages. Low dose CT produces quality images with 90% less ionizing radiation than a conventional chest CT scan.

Who Should Be Screened?

Low dose CT lung screenings are considered a preventative service and are covered by insureacen once a year is the following conditions are met:​

  • They're 55-77.​

  • They do not have signs or symptoms of lung cancer.​

  • They are a current smoker or quit smoking in the last 15 years.​

  • They have a tobacco smoking history of at least 30 "pack years," which means an average of one pack a day for 30 years.

  • They have a written order from their physician.