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Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening saves lives. See if you are at risk for lung cancer. Click HERE to calculate your lung cancer risk.

What is Lung Cancer Screening?

Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer deaths in the United States. 80-90% of those deaths are caused by cigarette smoking.* Patients who choose lung cancer screening are likely to be diagnosed at earlier stages than those who don’t get screened. Lung cancer is too often caught late and more difficult to treat when diagnosed at late stages. To find lung cancer early, when it when it is easier to treat, your doctor may talk to you about a screening called a Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer. Screening with LDCT will not find all lung cancers, and not all of the cancers that are found will be found early. Talk to your doctor about whether lung cancer screening is beneficial for you based on your own individualized risk.

A Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer is a more detailed, painless CT scan of your chest that uses radiation at a low dose. It can show lung cancer at early stages that may be hard to see on an X-Ray. It does not use any dyes or injections. It requires nothing to swallow by mouth. Once the scan has started, it takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

*Percentage of Deaths Cause By Cigarette Smoking, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Why It’s Important to Choose a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Windsong Radiology was the first in the area to be named a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This means we proudly perform high quality lung cancer screening that can find cancer early. We also have other resources available such as program to help you quit smoking. See below to learn more.

 

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for a lung cancer screening if you are between the ages of 55-80 in fairly good health (55-77 for Medicare) AND:

  • Currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years AND
  • Have at least a 30 pack-year smoking history
    • To calculator your pack-year history, multiply the number of years you smoked by the number of packs of cigarettes per day
FAQ:
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Testimonial

Sylvia M.

I have been going to Windsong Spindrift for all my imaging needs for 13 yrs.

In January 2016 I attended their smoking cessation program. I believe they saved my life. This program was very informative, supportive and actually fun. I was informed that most insurances pay for a yearly low dose chest CT and nicotine replacement products.

My chest CT revealed several nodes which are benign at this time. That was incentive enough for me to quit smoking. I am enjoying living in a nice smelling home, car and my clothes smell good too.

I encourage all smokers to attend this program and see if you can quit, it could save your life too.

Windsong Radiology
2018-02-07T01:47:55-05:00
I have been going to Windsong Spindrift for all my imaging needs for 13 yrs. In January 2016 I attended their smoking cessation program. I believe they saved my life. This program was very informative, supportive and actually fun. I was informed that most insurances pay for a yearly low dose chest CT and nicotine replacement products. My chest CT revealed several nodes which are benign at this time. That was incentive enough for me to quit smoking. I am enjoying living in a nice smelling home, car and my clothes smell good too. I encourage all smokers to attend this program and see if you can quit, it could save your life too.
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