Low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening produces high-resolution 3D images of the lungs in just a few seconds to identify signs of lung cancer. The goal of annual lung cancer screenings is to detect lung cancer at a small size and before it has spread, which is when the cancer has a greater chance of being cured. Lung cancer screening with the use of low-dose CT combined with the appropriate follow-up care has been proven to significantly reduce lung cancer deaths.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and avoid wearing clothing with zippers and snaps as metal objects can affect the image.
A low dose Lung Cancer Screening CT scan will take only a few minutes. Our technologist will position you on our cushioned CT table and pillows may be used to help keep you still and in the proper position during the scan. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. The table will move slowly into the CT scanner opening. The CT technologist will step out of the CT exam room into an adjacent control room, but will be in constant visual and verbal contact with you during the brief time that the scan is actually being performed.
Current or former smokers within the past 15 years, between 50 and 80 years of age and no history of lung issues. Candidates must also have a smoking history of at least 20-pack years (1 pack a day for 20 years or 2 packs a day for 10 years).
As with any radiology exam, you will need to consult with your physician to receive an order. Our office will promptly schedule your exam once we receive your order.
Yes, Peninsula Imaging offers a very reasonable out-of-pocket cost for this very important screening exam. Please contact our office for more details at 410-749-1123.
Are you ready to commit to quitting smoking? That’s half the battle. Having the support of others is important when quitting smoking. There are many classes in our area, all free of charge, which will supply free quit aids if you attend class.