CBMC Now Offering Low Dose CT Lung Screenings for PatientsMar 30, 2018
Lung cancer can spread quickly widely and is often at an advanced stage when first found. These cancers are very hard to cure. But in recent years, doctors have found a test that can be used to screen for lung cancer in people at high risk of the disease. This test can help find some of these cancers early, which can lower the risk of dying from this disease. Citizens Baptist’s Lung Cancer Screening Program provides a comprehensive approach to assessing lung cancer risk and includes the following:
- A painless, non-invasive low-dose CT scan
- Results and recommendations within a week of screening
- Ongoing communication with referring physicians
In addition to Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Walker Baptist Medical Center, the Diagnostic Center at Hoover, are all offering this new technology. For more information on how to schedule a low dose CT screening, contact your local primary care physician for a referral.
Hospitals outside the state who also have a low dose CT screening program include, Doctors Medical Center, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Baptist Health System, Hilton Head Hospital, Coastal Carolina Hospital, Piedmont Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital, Coral Gables Hospital and North Shore Medical Center.