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  • Lung Scan

    CT Medical Examination for Early Visualization of Lung Nodules

    Risk of lung cancer

    Throughout the world, lung cancer is the most commonly occurring form of cancer. Since the symptoms of this disease usually first appear in its advanced stages, the chances of recovery in such cases are often quite poor. However, if lung nodules can be diagnosed early enough before they have a chance to spread; it may be possible to treat this disease at this early stage when it is the least resistant to treatment which may increase the chances of a successful recovery. CT Medical Examination for Early Visualization of Lung Nodules is the key to discovering these tiny nodules.

    Who is a high-risk person?

    • You belong to a high-risk group if any of the following factors apply to you:
    • You have smoked for more than 10 years
    • You are hereditarily at risk
    • You are professionally at risk
    • You are over 60 years old
    • You have been exposed to asbestos

    How is the examination performed?

    A CT scan is acquired with a low radiation dose in just 15 seconds. If the result is negative, clinically significant lung lesions/nodules can be excluded with very high probability. If positive, further measures appropriate for the severity of the disorder are required.

    Increase the Chances for a Cure. Early diagnosis of lung cancer is critical to saving lives from this deadly disease. The earlier lung cancer is detected, the better the chances for successful treatment and possible cure. When detected and treated in the earliest stage, lung cancer survival may be as high as 70%.

    Unfortunately, lung cancer can grow undetected for many years before it causes symptoms. But now there’s hope. Our lung scan can identify lung cancer six times earlier than a conventional chest x-ray.

    Your Lung Scan

    Our state-of-the-art CT scanner from GE Medical takes hundreds of images of your chest in a matter of minutes. Multiple images are obtained during one breath-hold. This test is completely painless and effortless.

    Your Results

    After your scan, a specially trained radiologist will read and interpret your lung scan. If an abnormality is found, you will be advised to follow up with your physician or a lung specialist.

    After your visit, your personal physician will receive a detailed written report of the findings and any action recommended. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

    Who Should Consider a Lung Scan?

    Although lung cancer can occur in anyone, it is predominantly seen in former or current smokers, those who have been exposed to second-hand smoke, or those exposed to occupational hazards, such as toxic fumes or asbestos. People who have a family history of lung disease and/or are experiencing symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing or chest pain may also be candidates for this test.