Low-Dose Lung CT (LDCT)

If you’re a current or former smoker or have other risk factors for lung cancer, a low-dose lung CT screening (LDCT) may be right for you. Imaging Healthcare Specialists offers this screening procedure and it is fast, painless and completely non-invasive, and more effective than X-ray at detecting smaller, earlier stage cancers, sometimes before any symptoms appear. 

A study on early detection of lung cancer found that the low-dose lung cancer screening test can reduce mortality for those at high risk. Screening for lung cancer may save your life. 

A consultation with your doctor may be required for your lung screening to be covered by insurance. Ask your doctor if a lung screening program is right for you. If no problems are detected, your LDCT should be repeated in a year. After two years, your doctor may recommend a different frequency for LDCT screenings.

In many cases, LDCT screening is covered by insurance. Please ask your insurance company if your plan covers you. If not, IHS offers a reasonably priced cash payment option.

If you have a history of smoking, a low-dose CT scan may be for you. Please call Imaging Healthcare Specialists at (858) 658-6500 to learn more. We offer lung cancer screenings at 7 of our 11 locations in the greater San Diego area.