We are pleased to inform you of our ability to perform Low Dose CT Scans for Lung Cancer screening. The low dose CT scan can be performed using our state of the art equipment in less than one minute and you can receive a private consultation with one of our Thoracic Radiology professionals.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. The estimated cure rate for lung cancer without early detection is approximately 10 percent but may increase significantly when the cancer is diagnosed and treated at its earliest stage. CT scans can detect spots on the lungs, called nodules, before they can be seen on chest X-rays. This 60-second, non-invasive test uses a low dose of radiation to provide a detailed view of the lung tissues and may help physicians detect cancer earlier. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread.

In November 2010, the initial findings from The National Lung Screening Trial were released. These findings revealed that participants in the study who received low dose CT scans had a 20 percent lower risk of dying from lung cancer than participants who received chest X-rays. Based on the NLST results, the following individuals are at high risk for lung cancer and may benefit from CT scan screening:

  • Men and Women between the ages of 55 and 75 years
  • Current or former heavy smokers (≥ 30 pack years)

If you are concerned about lung cancer or other lung diseases, please contact your physician to discuss ways to decrease your risk and whether you should undergo lung cancer screening with a low-dose helical CT scan.

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