Oklahoma Heart Hospital Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT is a non-invasive way to look into your lungs to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage.
In lung cancer screening, individuals who have a high risk for developing lung cancer undergo low dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning of the chest. This is also known as a CT scan. A CT scan combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce cross-sectional images or pictures or the body. In LDCT, the images are produced using up to 90 percent less radiation than conventional chest CT scans.
Lung cancer screening can find lung cancer at the early stages, when treatment is most successful. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment of lung cancer can lead to a cure. There are both risks and benefits to lung cancer screening and it is important to know both before you make a decision about your lung cancer screening.
Who should consider lung cancer screening?
There are recommendations for screening for individuals at high risk for developing lung cancer based on age and smoking history. If you are in the high risk category you should consider being screened. In patients with low risk of lung cancer the screening may cause more harm than it will bring in benefit. For this reason, only patients in the high risk category should consider lung cancer screening. If you are in the high risk category you should engage your physician in the decision whether screening is beneficial for you. Call us to schedule your screening at .
- Age 55-74 years old
- Current smoker or former smoker quit less than 15 years ago, and
- You smoked at least 30 pack years
Pack years = Average packs per day X years of smoking
- Greater than 50 years of age
- Greater than 20 pack years of smoking
- One other risk factor that is not second hand smoking
Moderate and Low Risk
- Less than 50 years old
- Less than 20 pack years of smoking
Oklahoma Heart Hospital Lung Cancer Screening is only $99.
Call us to schedule at (405) 608-3635.