At Summit Radiology, we know that early detection is a proven, successful strategy for fighting many forms of cancer. We offer lung screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for people at high risk for lung cancer.
Low-dose CT for lung cancer screening is the only recommended screening test for the disease. CT scans of the chest provide more detailed pictures than X-rays and are able to detect even very small nodules in the lungs. LDCT of the chest is especially effective for diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest, most reliable stage. LDCT is fast, painless and noninvasive. No contrast material is required, and no radiation remains in the body after a CT exam. The main benefit of screening is early detection which its the most effective way to beat lung cancer.
Your procedure will be performed by an ARRT Registered Technologist and read by one of our Board-Certified Radiologists. Results are sent directly to your physician's office within 24-hours of your completed appointment.
The US Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, and American Medical Association recommends low-dose CT screening as a means to reduce the chance of dying from lung cancer in those at a high risk of developing lung cancer. Individuals considering low-dose CT screening should understand the following points:
The American College of Radiology has set specific requirements for those individuals who may be seeking LDCT Lung Screening.
The recommended screening population is listed below: