Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening

Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening uses a CT (Computed Tomography) scanner to examine your lungs for signs of cancer. Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. It can go undetected until it reaches an advanced stage. Because CT scans are able to detect even very small nodules in the lung, it is especially effective for diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage—often before it is visible on a standard chest X-ray.

Is a CT Lung Cancer Screening Right For You?

Under the guidelines released by the American Lung Association, low-dose CT lung screening is recommended for:

  • Current smokers (aged 55 to 77 years)
  • Former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years and have a history of at least 30 pack-years—an average of a pack a day for 30 years—and with no history of lung cancer

Be sure to discuss your lung cancer risk with your primary care physician to determine if low-dose lung cancer screening is appropriate for you.

Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening is available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-XRAY (9729)

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Shelton – 4 Corporate Drive, Suite 182
Stamford – 1259 E Main Street
Stratford – 2876 Main Street
Trumbull – 15 Corporate Drive

Preparation

The CT exam is brief, taking only about 10 minutes. No preparation is required.