Get a Lung Scan
What is a lung scan?
A lung scan, also known as a CT (computed tomography), uses low dose special equipment to produce 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 CT scan is a tool used for the detection of lung cancer. The earlier any cancer is detected, the better the chances for treatment and recovery. The scan takes only about 15 minutes.
Who should have one?
This screening may benefit you if you:
- Are 55 – 77 years of age
- Have a history of smoking tobacco
- At least 30 “pack-years”
- One “pack-year” is equal to smoking one pack per day for one year; 1 pack = 20 cigarettes.
- Are currently a smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years.
- Have had no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
How do I prepare?
You should dress comfortably but avoid any clothing in the chest area that has a zipper, snaps or jewelry, since metal objects may affect the CT scan images. Women should always inform their physician or the X-ray technologist if there is any possibility they are pregnant.
How do I get results?
You and your doctor receive a copy of the report in one to two weeks.
How much does it cost?
Reid always offers the lung scan at an affordable price of only $29.
How do I schedule?
You do not have to get a physician referral, and you can have results sent to the doctor of your choice.