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Lung Screening

Our lung cancer screening program provides low-dose lung CT screening to current and former smokers at high risk of developing lung cancer.

Who We Screen

Through this program, we provide low-dose CT screening for people who:

Currently, smoke or quit smoking within the past 15 years

  • are between the ages of 40 and 80
  • Have smoked an average of one pack per day for at least 20 years, or the equivalent (for example, two packs a day for 10 years)

What Increases Risk for Lung Cancer

The most critical risk factor for lung cancer is cigarette smoking. Tobacco use accounts for a majority of all lung cancers. The longer you smoke and the more packs of cigarettes you smoke, the greater your risk for developing cancer.

Other factors that may put you at increased risk for lung cancer include the following:

Exposure to radon

  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Significant exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Exposure to cancer-causing agents in the environment, especially occupational exposures
  • Lung scarring from certain types of pneumonia or a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema
  • A first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, who has had lung cancer

Why Get Screened

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths. 

  • Helps to detect cancer early
  • Significantly reduces risk
  • Identify cancer at an early treatable stage

Scheduling Your Screening

You can schedule your in-person low-dose CT scan, which will take less than five minutes at any of our locations. You need a doctor’s prescription to get screened. If you do not have a prescription or a doctor, you can call us to discuss your risk for lung cancer.

For additional information about screening, to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about insurance coverage for screening, please call 833-269-4624.

HOW CAN WE

HELP YOU?

Our mission at NY Imaging Specialists is to provide the highest-quality advanced imaging in a patient-centered and compassionate environment, with the comfort and convenience of being close to home.

Call to schedule an appointment at 833-269-4624.