Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the US, killing more than breast, colon and prostate put together. A lack a screening is in direct correlation with these numbers. Now there is a simple, painless low-dose CT test that can detect early onset of lung cancer, when it is the most treatable. High-risk lung cancer patients are encouraged to receive this elective procedure that can detect the early onset of lung cancer.

Annual screening is recommended and normally covered for patients within these guidelines:

• Age 55-77 years old
• 30 pack-year history (example: 1 pack/day for 30yrs or 2 packs/day for 15yrs)
• Current smoker or quit within the past 15 years

Patients within the following guidelines should also consult a physician about screening:

• Age 50+ years old
• 20 pack-year history (example: 1 pack/day for 20yrs or 2 packs/day for 10yrs)
• Current smoker or quit within the past 15 years
• Contact with radon, asbestos or other cancer-causing agents
• Family or personal history of lung cancer

If insurance does not cover the cost of the screening, Advanced Medical Imaging offers the test for only $250.00 payable at the time of service. If you are interested, talk to your primary care provider about scheduling a scan at AMI.

Learn more about this screening from AMI’s Dr. Coleman in this Beatrice Daily Sun Article.