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30 August, 2019

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available at Maiden Choice Imaging Center

 

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 15 men and 1 in 17 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime (1). Low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screenings are a quick and painless way to screen for lung cancer. This exam will now be offered at our Maiden Choice Imaging Center.

LDCT lung cancer screenings have a proven record of reducing the number of deaths from lung cancer in high risk patients because it helps diagnose the disease at an early, treatable stage. 

In 2015, the U.S. Centers for Medicare Services and Medicaid Services approved LDCT screenings for asymptomatic patients with the following criteria (2): 

  •  Aged 55 to 77 years old

  • A smoking history of at least 30 pack years (one pack per day for 30 years)

  • A current smoker or a smoker who has quit in the last 15 years

Ask your doctor if an LDCT screening should be part of your preventative care plan. For more information about the procedure, please visit https://www.advancedradiology.com/noninvasive-screening or call 888-972-9700. 

References 

1- https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html

2- https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/MedicareApprovedFacilitie/Lung-Cancer-Screening-Registries.html 

 

30 August, 2019

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