Low Dose CT Lung Screening is a chest CT scan that focuses on the lungs to detect lung cancer at its early stages. New CT technology and methodology finds cancer before any symptoms arise. The majority of cancers found with CT technology can be cured if diagnosed in the early stages. It saves lives and reassures healthy living through the early detection.
A study, facilitated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) demonstrated that low-dose CT lung screenings could reduce the mortality rate related to lung cancers through an early detection program. Click here to read the special publication released by the NCI entitled “What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer”.
Results also show that people who have lung screenings are more likely to stop smoking. In response to this study, The Hill Medical Corporation initiated a low-dose CT lung screening program. We now have two ACR designated Lung Cancer Screening facilities. Please reference the information below to ensure you are a candidate for this program.
Why should I screen my lungs?
Our CT lung screening can identify your risk of being a candidate for lung cancer.
Benefits of early detection of lung cancer include:
- Identifying early lesions to initiate appropriate therapy.
- Recommendations for follow-up medical care.
Peace of mind and reassurance for healthier living.
Which locations have Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening?
Keeping it easy for you! We offer two convenient locations, with Monday – Saturday appointment times available. To schedule your appointment, please contact one of our ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designated Centers at: (626) 698-7266.
Huntington-Hill Imaging Center
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 180
Pasadena, CA 91105
Hill Imaging Center
130 W. Route 66, Suite 110
Glendora, CA 91740
Who is a candidate for CT Lung Screening?
CT Lung Screening is designed to evaluate people who are asymptomatic and have a high- risk for the development of lung cancer. You may be a candidate if you meet the requirements of the below categories:
- Must be 55 to 80 years old
- 30 or more packs a year smoking history
- Must have seen a primary care physician within the last year
- Should be showing no sign of respiratory/breathing issues
What preparation is required before the CT Lung Screening scan?
There is no special preparation for CT lung screening – no fasting, no injections, and no ceasing of medications. If there is a possibility you are pregnant, please let our technician know.
Most insurance plans cover the exam. If not covered by your insurance, a $200 screening fee must be paid at time of service; please verify with your insurance provider. Patients must obtain a referral by a primary care physician. Additional fees may incur, if further exams are needed.