Lung Cancer Screening

Who should be screened?

  • Be 55-77 years of Age
  • Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Have a 30-pack years or greater history of tobacco smoking,
  • Be current smokers or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, AND
  • Have a written order for Low Dose CT from a qualified health professional following a lung cancer screening counseling that attests to shared decision-making having taken place before their first screening CT

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave a final “B” grade to its recommendation that people who meet the above criteria receive annual CT scans to detect lung cancer. Preventive services that are given a “B” rating or higher by the USPSTF must be reimbursed by insurers at no cost to patients under the Affordable Care Act.

Talk to your doctor today about getting screened at Desert Medical Imaging, your low dose leader.

Source: National Cancer Institute; National Lung Screening Trial (NLST)