Am I eligible for a CT scan for lung cancer?
Not all current or former smokers need a CT scan to screen for lung cancer. These scans are recommended for people who:
- Are 55 to 77 years old
- Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years
- Have smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or more or the equivalent (for example, you may have smoked two packs a day for 15 years)
- Have not had a chest CAT- Scan within the last 12 months.
- Have not been diagnosed with cancer
How do CT scans for lung cancer work?
Our screening process has three steps:
- CT scan: The CT scan is quick and painless. It uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to create detailed images. You don’t have to worry about receiving too much radiation during screening. Our low-dose CT scan technology means you’ll experience about a quarter of the radiation emitted by standard CT scans.
- Scan review: We will review your CT scan for abnormalities.
- Results and follow-up: We will send findings from the CT scan and any recommendations for follow-up to you and your primary care doctor.
Screening for lung cancer is a process, not a single test. Individuals who qualify for lung cancer screening should have a CT scan once a year for three years. If the screening finds abnormalities, we will recommend a follow-up visit with a lung cancer specialist.
Where can I get a CT scan for lung cancer?
You can select the location nearest you to make an appointment for a lung cancer screening:
- Henry Ford Health Center - Brownstown*
- Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Clinton Township
- Henry Ford Medical Center - Fairlane
- Henry Ford Hospital
- Henry Ford Medical Center - Cottage
- Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital*
- Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital*
* - Location Coming Soon
You may be eligible for our low dose cancer screening program with no co-pay or deductibles from your insurance company
Are you eligible for lung cancer screening?
If you have questions about eligibility or want to learn more, call us at 313-916-1275.