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Highly sensitive, low dose, saving lives.

CT Lung Cancer Screenings

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death from cancer in this country. If you’ve smoked or currently smoke, a CT lung cancer screening could help determine your risk for developing and in diagnosing lung cancer.

Low-dose CT lung cancer scans can depict tumors significantly smaller than 1.0 centimeter in size, offering a way to diagnose lung cancer in its early stages before disease progression. This highly sensitive, low dose, CT scan of the chest targets the lung fields only. No special preparation is required, and patients can be in and out of our office in approximately 20 minutes.

CT lung cancer screenings have proven so effective in early cancer detection that in March 2021 the United States Preventative Services Task Force expanded eligibility criteria for who should have a CT lung cancer screening. After talking with your doctor, be sure to check with your insurance carrier to see if you qualify under current or new guidelines. Our team is closely following this change in CT lung cancer screening recommendations.

Learn more about CT lung cancer screening.


CT lung cancer screening and insurance

When you meet certain criteria, lung cancer screenings are typically covered by Medicare and most major insurance carriers. However, with new guidelines set by the USPSTF in March 2021, Wake Rad UNC REX recommends that patients talk with their healthcare provider and then check with their insurance provider to verify they qualify for this screening.

Accredited CT lung cancer screening program

Wake Rad UNC REX was the first healthcare provider in North Carolina to earn distinction as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology. Wake Rad UNC REX currently offers lung cancer screenings at all outpatient locations where CT exams are performed.

To make an appointment, contact our Scheduling Team at 919-232-47000.

Badges of Honor

Wake Radiology is proud to have received the highest accreditations possible from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Learn about our accreditations!

WakeRad Rises Above

100-percent-board-certified ✔  100% of Wake Radiology radiologists maintain all required certifications through the American Board of Radiology.*

✔  All images are read and interpreted by a board certified, subspecialty trained radiologist.

*Most local and regional radiology options have 20% compliance with these standards. Public Policy Polling, 2012.

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