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Low-dose Lung Cancer

Low-dose lung cancer screening utilizes a special kind of CT scan (similar to an x-ray) in order to detect lung cancer. This screening is recommended for people who are currently smokers or were formerly heavy smokers. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. – but this type of screening is key to saving lives by detecting lung cancer at its earliest stages.

Powerful Technology to Help Stop Lung Cancer

This type of CT scan takes multiple images of your chest – which are then combined by a computer to create a detailed picture of your lungs.

This low-dose CT scan for lung cancer can detect extremely small but potentially cancerous cells in the lungs. Early detection allows for less invasive treatment options – and can reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer by as much as 80%.

Learn More About Our Low-dose Lung Cancer

Criteria to Qualify for Insurance Coverage

Patients must meet several criteria in order for their insurance to pay for this procedure. This includes:

Have a 20 pack-year or more smoking history. (A pack-year is smoking an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for one year. For example, a person could have a 20 pack-year history by smoking one pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years.)

Smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years.

Are between 50 and 80 years old.

Patient has no symptoms of lung cancer but is high risk.

What to Expect During Your Screening

Wear comfortable clothing, free from zippers and metal. We also have imaging-safe clothing for patients to change into.

Make an Appointment

(337) 703-6400

(337) 703-6430 fax

1025 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 101

What to Bring to Your Appointment

For a stress-free exam day, patients are encouraged to complete all registration paperwork in advance and upload a copy of their insurance card and personal ID online. If this information is provided prior to the appointment, there is no need to bring it with you on exam day. Here’s a quick list of important things you should bring to your appointment:

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Insurance card

*If you did not upload this online in advance of your appointment.

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Identification card

Driver’s license or personal ID (if you did not upload this online in advance of your appointment)

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Loose fitting, comfortable clothing

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Method of payment