Low Dose Lung CT Scan

Low Dose Lung CT Scan 2018-02-02T17:07:23+00:00

A Low Dose Lung CT (LDCT) scan can save your life, especially if you are a current or former smoker.

Winchester Imaging is committed to keeping quality healthcare within reach. For those who qualify, your LDCT scan could be free. Find out if you qualify here.

Refer to our checklist below to see if you’re at a higher risk, or click “Should I Get Screened” to calculate your lung cancer risk.

SHOULD I GET SCREENED?

Why Should I be Screened?

LDCT Screening can reduce your chances of dying from lung cancer by finding the cancer at an earlier stage when more treatment options are available.

About the Scan

The scan takes approximately 15 minutes, during which you will lie on a table that slides in and out of the ring of this CT Machine. Multiple photos will be taken of your lungs, which are then combined to give a detailed image that our radiologists can observe and study.

The scan is painless, and our experienced technologists will be with you the entire way.

Computed Tomography Machine

Who Should get a Low Dose CT Screening?

If you fit the criteria below or are close, it is recommended that you get screened for Lung Cancer.

  • You have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer

  • You are between ages 55-80

  • You have a 30 pack-year smoking history
    (1 pack per day x 30 years = 30 pack years, ½ a pack per day x 60 years = 30 pack years)

  • You are a current smoker, or have quit within the last 15 years

  • You’re willing to continue screening on a yearly basis until you no longer meet the criteria

For some, an LDCT scan could be covered under your insurance. Refer to the checklist below to see if you qualify:

  • You are between the ages of 55-77

  • You show no symptoms of Lung Cancer

  • You have a 30 pack-year smoking history (1 pack per day x 30 years = 30 pack years, ½ a pack per day x 60 years = 30 pack years, Calculate your pack year here)

  • You are a current smoker, or have quit within the past 15 years

  • Most importantly, you must talk to your Doctor to see if an LDCT Scan is right for you, and ask about the following things:

    • The benefits and harms
    • The importance of an annual LDCT lung cancer screening
    • The importance of quitting smoking, and ways to help you quit

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT BELOW OR CHECK TO SEE IF YOU SHOULD BE SCREENED.

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