Huntsville Hospital Imaging Services offer Lung Cancer Screening CT

Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma and kidney cancers combined.  Now, Huntsville Hospital is conducting a Lung Cancer Screening CT.

You must have a physician’s order and meet the following criteria:

  • Older than 50
  • More than a 20-pack/year history of smoking

AND one of the following:

  • High radon exposure
  • Occupational exposure to either silica, cadmium, asbestos, arsenic, beryllium, chromium, diesel fumes or nickel
  • Personal history of lung cancer, lymphoma, head or neck cancer
  • Family history of lung cancer
  • Personal history of COPD or pulmonary fibrosis

Some insurance plans cover screening costs. For patients who choose to pay out-of-pocket, the screening cost is $250.

For more information about a lung cancer screening CT, call (256) 265-8236.

 

2 comments

  • ___

    Additional group of patients meeting criteria for low dose CT screening:
    55 yo or older current or former heavy smokers.

    pack year = packs of cigarettes smoked per day x number of years smoked
    pack year does NOT mean packs per year.

    Thus, the above should state 20 pack year [not "20-pack/year"].

  • Terrance Grobes

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