Low-Dose Screening Chest CT
Excel is pleased to offer Lung Cancer Screening using Low-Dose Screening Chest CT for smokers and other high risk patients.
Lung Cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, with over 220,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. (American Cancer Society 2017).
A Low-Dose Screening Chest CT is specifically designed to allow for annual screening of the chest for lung cancer using X-rays with a very low radiation dose and high image quality of the lung tissue. No IV or oral contrast is necessary for this procedure and patients leave the same day.
Low dose Screening Chest CT is covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans.
The USPSTF recommends all adults Aged 55-80, with a History of Smoking to receive an annual low dose Chest CT to screen for the potential of developing cancer.
If you or a loved one smokes, or has ever smoked, don't delay. Schedule a low-dose screening Chest CT at Excel today!
Additional details on recommendation guidelines can be found here: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/lung-cancer-screening.