Carolinas Center for Surgery is proud to announce that we now offer low dose CT scans for lung cancer screening. We can also often book same-day appointments for these scans.
A low dose CT scan helps to detect early signs of lung cancer, which opens the possibility of catching the cancer before it spreads. This procedure uses roughly five times less radiation than regular CT scans, making them less risky. It is also quick, painless, and non-invasive.
We recommend these low dose CT scans for people who meet all of the following criteria:
- Have a history of heavy smoking
- Currently smoke or have quit smoking within the last 15 years
- Are between 55 and 80 years old
Not sure if lung cancer screening is right for you? Our radiology specialists and doctors are happy to consult with you.