A lung scan is an imaging test that can detect lung cancer in its earliest stages. This low-dose CT scan uses advanced X-ray technology to take multiple pictures of your chest. The pictures are combined to form the clearest possible view of your lungs.
Your Lung Scan may reveal nothing at all, but you deserve that peace of mind. The good news is, if cancer is detected early, 90% of cases can be treated. Lung Scan identifies cancer six times earlier than a conventional chest x-ray and, for high-risk smokers, can reduce the chance of dying from lung cancer by 20% over chest x-rays.
If you’re a longtime smoker, a screening could save your life.
“People aged 55 to 74 years with a history of heavy smoking are 20 percent less likely to die from lung cancer if they are screened with a low dose lung scan.” –National Cancer Institute
Most insurers cover lung scans, including Medicare and Medicaid, for eligible candidates.
Annual screening recommended for effective prevention. Ask your doctor if you are at risk for lung cancer and should receive a lung scan.