|Lung Cancer Screening|
Breathe easy with a lung screening
$95 Low-dose Lung CT Screening
- 40+ years old
- Have a 10 pack year history (for example, an average of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for 10 years or two packs per day for five years)
- Exposure to radon, asbestos, significant second hand smoke or other high risk factors
Please call the Nurse Navigator at 775-982-4257 to confirm you meet these screening requirements and to assist in obtaining a physician's order and scheduling a low-dose lung CT screening.
Although the dose of radiation emitted during a low-dose lung CT screening is minimal, extended and repeated exposure to radiation may cause harmful side effects. Speak with your doctor about the potential side effects, or call the Nurse Navigator at 775-982-4257.
Early Detection is Key
National Cancer Institute published results from the National Lung Screening Trial indicating that compared compared to chest X-rays, a low-dose lung CT detected lung cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage, increasing survival by 20%.
Renown offers a low-dose lung CT Screening for only $95 - the perfect gift of piece of mind for you or a loved one. Call the Nurse Navigator at 775-982-4257 to assist in scheduling a screening at a location and time convenient for you.
How Spiral CT Works
Spiral CT uses X-rays to scan the entire chest quickly, in 7 to 15 seconds, during a single breath. Throughout the procedure, you will be asked to lie very still on a table. You will pass through the X-ray machine, which is shaped like a doughnut with a large hole. The machine will rotate around you and a computer will create images of your lungs from the scan. The entire process, including check-in takes about 30 minutes but provides a lifetime of peace of mind.
The exposure of radiation is approximately ¼ of the exposure received for a regular (diagnostic) chest CT scan.
How to Schedule a Lung Screening
To schedule a low-dose lung CT screening, call the Nurse Navigator at 775-982-4257 to confirm you meet the screening criteria and to assist in scheduling a screening at a location and time convenient for you.
Quit to Live
Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer and is responsible for 87 percent of all lung cancer cases. The best way to avoid cancer and other diseases like stroke and heart disease is to stop smoking. If you currently smoke and need help quitting, Renown offers a support program designed to help you kick the habit. Call 775-982-5073 for information about our stop smoking program.