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CT Lung Cancer Screening

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create image slices of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissue inside your body. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do.

This exam is a specific low dose CT scan of the lungs for patients between the ages of 55-80, that smoke at least 30 packs per year and have smoked in the last 15 years.

What are Intravenous Contrast (IV) Media?

  • No IV contrast will be utilized for this exam.

What to Bring

  • Your physician order (your physician may have already sent this to us)
  • Personal ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Medication List
  • Any required screening forms

How to Prepare

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing and avoid clothing with zippers, buttons, or belts made of metal.
  • Please leave valuable jewelry at home.
  • If there is any possibility that you are pregnant, you should inform the technologist.
  • If you are wearing an on-body medication pump, you should inform the technologist.

What to Expect

  • During the exam you will be placed on a table and positioned inside the center of a large ring-like scanner. The machine makes a minimal amount of noise and the table moves forward and backward.
  • You may be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds during the test.
  • The study is not painful.
  • You may be asked to remove clothes and to wear a gown during your exam.
  • You may be asked to remove jewelry, glasses, and any metal objects that may interfere with the images.
  • Please allow 30 minutes from registration to completion of test.