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Ohio Valley Imaging Center Offers Lung Cancer Screening

Ohio Valley Imaging Center uses low-dose CT (LDCT) screening to diagnose early lung cancer, before a person develops symptoms. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.

Lung cancer screening may save lives by finding cancer earlier, when it may be treated more successfully. LCDT screening is for people at high risk for lung cancer and is the only recommended screening test for the disease.

LDCT lung screening is recommended for the following groups of people:

  • Group 1: People ages 55−74 who have smoked at least an average of one pack of cigarettes per day, for 30 years. This includes people who still smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.
  • Group 2: People ages 50−74 who currently, or in the past, have smoked at least an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for 20 years. They must also have at least one other risk factor for lung cancer, not including exposure to secondhand smoke. These risk factors for lung cancer include: having cancer in the past, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, a family history of lung cancer and exposure to certain substances such as asbestos, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, diesel fumes, nickel, radon, silica and uranium.

Please note: if you have symptoms of a lung condition at the time of screening, such as a new cough or shortness of breath, you are not eligible for the screening test.

Please call us at 937.521.4940 to schedule your LCDT lung screening.

Ohio Valley Imaging Center will need an order for LDCT lung screening from your physician.

Ohio Valley offers lung cancer screenings at the self-pay rate of $79. Your insurance will not be billed.

To learn more, go to: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/lung-cancer-screening-guideline-frequently-asked-questions