CT Lung Screening Program

More than 80 percent of lung cancers have a chance to be cured if detected at an early stage. CT Lung Screening gives you that chance.

If you’re a smoker or former smoker, early detection of lung cancer is the key to preventing more serious problems later. Low-dose CT Lung Screening, available at Jupiter Medical Center, gives you the ability to take that positive first step to safeguard your health.

 

Who is a Candidate for CT Lung screening?
Based on the NSLT guidelines recommendations are:

  • Current or former heavy smokers
  • 55 to 75 years old
  • Less than ten years since quitting
  • No signs, symptoms or a personal history of cancer

Heavy smokers (or former smokers) would have a smoking history of at least ten pack years, calculated by multiplying the average number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years a person has smoked.

 

What is the cost of the screening and will it be covered by my insurance?
The charge for the screening is $99. As with many screenings, insurance companies do not cover this procedure. Therefore, we ask that payment be made at the time of the screening. The charge includes a consultation with the radiologist, the exam and radiologist’s interpretation, and a consultation with the thoracic surgeon (if needed). Should you have any positive findings on your exam and require follow up diagnostic scans, insurance should cover those scans.

 

How Do I Schedule my Appointment?
If you are a self-referral, please contact the Thoracic Surgery and Lung Center at (561) 263-4437.
If you have a script from your physician, please call Scheduling at (561) 263-4414.