Low-dose CT for early detection of lung cancer is intended for patients with an elevated risk of lung cancer. Results from the National Lung Screening Trial, which included more than 53,000 people, were reported in June 2011 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that heavy smokers and former smokers who had CT imaging were 20% less likely to die of lung cancer than smokers who got traditional chest X-rays. Our low-dose CT lung cancer screening meets the gold standard for lung cancer diagnosis.
Patients should talk with their doctor to determine eligibility. If eligible, the physician will write an order for the screening. UofL Health - Brown Cancer Center's Lung Screening Program can also help determine eligibility and schedule the screening -- call 502-210-4497.