A new low dose CT lung screening exam is now being offered at Atlantic Medical Imaging. Recent studies have shown that screening current and former heavy smokers reduced their risk of dying from lung cancer by 20%. Are you a candidate for a low dose CT lung screening?
The low dose CT lung screening exam is for patients 55-80* who have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or at least two packs of cigarettes a day for 15 years. In addition, patients 50-80* who have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years and with risk factors such as asbestos exposure or a family history of lung cancer are eligible. Patients will need a script from their healthcare provider indicating LOW DOSE CT LUNG SCREENING.
The study is available at all Atlantic Medical Imaging offices. All patients will need to obtain a referral for the low dose CT lung screening from their healthcare provider. To schedule an appointment please call us at: (609) 677-XRAY (9729).
Deciding whether or not to go through low dose CT lung screening is not easy. The American College of Radiology provides up to date information to help you make an informed choice. Click here for more information and remember to talk to your doctor to see if low dose CT lung screening is right for you.
*Age may vary based on your insurance carrier.