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CT Lung Cancer Screenings

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death from cancer in this country. Individuals at high risk for lung cancer now have access to a low dose, low cost screening procedure. Because CT scans can depict tumors significantly smaller than 1.0 centimeter in size, we have the potential to detect lung cancer in its very 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 screening and insurance

Beginning in January 2015 low-dose lung cancer screenings became a covered service by Medicare and commercial insurance carriers through the Affordable Care Act. Coverage criteria varies so WakeRad UNC REX recommends that patients check with their insurance carrier to see if they qualify for this screening. A signed physician referral is required to schedule this exam.

Accredited CT lung cancer screening program

In September 2014, WakeRad UNC REX became the first healthcare provider in North Carolina to earn distinction as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology. WakeRad UNC REX currently offers lung cancer screenings at all outpatient locations where CT exams are performed. 

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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