Lung Cancer Screening Information for Patients
What Is The Goal Of LDCT Lung Cancer Screening?
A. The goal is to save lives. Without LDCT lung screening, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms, at which point the cancer may already be far advanced and much harder to treat.
How Is The Exam Performed?
A. The LDCT examination itself takes less than 10 seconds, and overall you should be done within 10 minutes. No medications are given, and no needles are used. You can eat and drink before and after the exam. You do not need to change your clothes as long as the clothes on your chest do not contain metal. You must be able to hold your breath for approximately 5 seconds while the CT examination is being performed.
Where Can I Get a LDCT Lung Cancer Screening?
We currently offer the LDCT lung cancer screening in 3 locations:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – East Campus
Boston, MA 02215
Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare– Chestnut Hill
200 Boylston St.
Newton, MA 02467
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02592