at Middletown Medical
WHAT IS LDCT?
We are pleased to now offer Low Dose Cat Scan (LDCT) Lung Screening.
This could be a potential life-saver, as lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women worldwide.
All insurances are accepted for this screening, including Medicare.
If you qualify, then schedule an appointment by calling (845) 372-6679.
- Between the ages of 55-77 and generally in good health.
- A current smoker, or a former smoker who quit within the past 15 years.
- Have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for at least 30 years.
If you have additional questions, please schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider.
What is the goal of LDCT lung screening?
Who should get an LDCT lung screening exam?
People aged 55−77 who have smoked at least an average of 1 pack a day for 30 years. This includes people who still smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.
Are there any risks to LDCT lung screening?
Further, your doctor has determined that the benefits of the screening outweigh the risks of being exposed to the small amount of radiation from this exam. Your healthcare provider who ordered the screening may want to talk with you more about this.
What can I expect from the results?
To distinguish the large number of benign (noncancerous) nodules from the few nodules that are in fact cancer, we may need to get more images before your next yearly screening exam. If the nodule has suspicious features (for example, it is large, has an odd shape or grows over time), we will refer you to a specialist for further testing.