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. It is fast, painless and completely non-invasive, and more effective than X-ray at detecting smaller, earlier stage cancers.
Lung screening can also be used to evaluate potential damage caused by pneumonia, and distinguish between pulmonary fibrosis and other lung conditions such as infection, embolism, and more.
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.