Lung cancer is among the leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. If discovered early, patients have more treatment options and an increase survival rate. Johnson Memorial Health offers a low cost lung cancer screening with the use of a low dose CT scan to help detect the early signs of lung cancer. The cost is $99.
Lung CTs (computed tomography) use special equipment to obtain multiple cross-sectional images of the lungs. CT produces images that are far more detailed than a conventional chest x-ray. CT scanning is considered to be a “patient-friendly” procedure because it involves relatively low radiation exposure and is not invasive. The Lung Scan has become increasingly more useful as a tool to do an early screening for lung cancer. The earlier any cancer is detected, the better the chances for healing and recovery. The scan takes only about 15 minutes.
Call 317.346.3750 to request a Lung Scan appointment.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends yearly lung cancer screening with LDCT for people who:
Heavy smoking means a smoking history of 30 pack years or more. A pack year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 30 pack-year history by smoking one pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years.