Low Dose CT Screening
Low Dose CT (LDCT) scan lung cancer screening is recommended for individuals who are at high risk of developing the disease. Without this screening test, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms, at which time it is much harder to treat.
Who should get an LDCT exam?:
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), LDCT lung screening is recommended for groups of people who are at high risk of lung cancer. High-risk patients fit the following criteria:
- Are aged 55-77 and
- Currently, or in the past, have smoked at least one pack a day for 30 years and
- Are a current smoker or one who has quit within the last 15 years and
- Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
You will need a physician’s order before scheduling an exam. If you have a physician’s order, please schedule by calling 877-704-8700. If you do not have a physician’s order or have any questions about your eligibility, please call our Oncology Nurse Navigator at 713-242-3564.
Read more about lung cancer prevention and detection.