Who should be screened?

  • Ages 55-80
  • Currently a smoker or quit fewer than 15 years ago, and
  • Smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 30+ years

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave a final “B” grade to its earlier recommendation that people that meet this criteria receive annual CT scans to detect lung cancer. The Affordable Care Act requires that Medicare and private insurers provide coverage of all medical exams or procedures that receive a grade of “B” or higher from the USPSTF.

If you meet this criteria, you are considered to be high risk for lung cancer and should talk to your doctor today about getting a Low Dose Lung Cancer CT Screening Exam at Imaging Healthcare Specialists.

Source: National Cancer Institute; National Lung Screening Trial (NLST)
*Coverage required by January 1, 2015 USPSTF