lung cancer screening - Connecticut

Lung Cancer Screening

lung cancer screening - Connecticut

Lung Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in people who meet all of these criteria:

  • Are ages 50 to 80 years.
  • Have a 20 pack-year smoking history.
  • Currently smoke cigarettes or quit within the past 15 years.

The low-dose lung screening is a non-invasive CT scan that can detect abnormalities and lung cancer in its earlier, more treatable stages using 75% less radiation than a traditional CT scan. It is far more accurate in finding lung tumors than a standard chest x-ray. Low-dose CT scans take very detailed, 3-D pictures of your lungs and can find lung cancers when they are as small as the diameter of a soda straw, as compared with a chest x-ray that finds them when they are about the size of a quarter.

To schedule your Lung Cancer Screening appointment call 860-969-6400.

Locations

Lung Cancer Screening is available at the following Radiology Associates of Hartford locations:

lung cancer screening - CT

Like mammograms have done for breast cancer, a CT Lung Screening offers you and your provider the opportunity to detect concerns early. This gives your provider time to make informed decisions and offers you a wider variety of treatment options than what may otherwise have been available to you.

A Low-Dose CT scan of the chest is the only screening currently recommended for early detection of lung cancer and is proven to save lives. The screening does not require any injections or dyes, nothing needs to be swallowed orally, and no fasting is necessary.

1 in 16 men and 1 in 17 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.

To schedule your Low-dose CT Lung Screening appointment, call 860-969-6400.
Online scheduling is always open!

We are Connecticut’s Clear Choice for convenient and accessible appointment times with fast, reliable results.

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