CT Lung Screening Saves Lives
More than 80% of lung cancers have a chance to be cured if detected at an early stage.
CT lung screening gives you that chance.
Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other type of cancer. CT lung screening is proven to aid in finding lung cancers in their earliest stages, when more than 80% of cases can be cured. If you’re a current or former smoking, getting a low-dose CT lung screening at Jupiter Medical Center gives you the power to safeguard your health.
Who can benefit from CT lung screening?
If you smoked a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years, you should consider getting a CT lung screening.
Other risk factors for lung cancer:
Is CT lung screening covered by insurance?
Some private insurance companies now cover the cost of lung cancer screening. Medicare and more insurers are expected to cover the screenings in the future. Your insurance provider may have specific requirements related to eligibility.
$99 CT lung screening special
If you do not have coverage for screening but are still concerned about your risk of lung cancer, Jupiter Medical Center offers low-dose CT lung screening at $99 discounted price.
Make an appointment
A discussion with our health navigator can help determine if CT lung screening is right for you. We can even help you find out if the screening may be covered by insurance. Call 561-263-4437.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
Jupiter Medical Center offers low-dose CT screening, which means our exams are performed using the lowest possible radiation dose. What’s more, your exam is read by a board-certified, fellowship-trained, radiologist. Our program is recognized as a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance and is a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR designation recognizes the Jupiter Medical Center Screening Program for meeting the highest standards in providing safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
What to expect
A low-dose CT scan is a quick, painless, and non-invasive approach to screen for lung cancer. This type of CT scan uses no dyes, no injections, and requires nothing to swallow by mouth.
The CT scan provides the clearest image of the lung tissue. The purpose of the exam is to look for lung nodules. Nodules are common, and about 97 percent are noncancerous. However, a nodule can represent early lung cancer.
If a nodule is found, our radiologists will decide if it has any worrisome features. Then they will determine whether follow-up imaging or other tests are necessary. Every case is different and is given personalized attention by our radiologists.
To learn more, schedule a consult. Contact Jean Thompson, RN, Health and Wellness Navigator, at (561) 263-3669 or through our contact form.