The best weapon against potentially life threatening disease is early detection. Early detection of health problems through Screening Exams before you show any symptoms can lead to better treatment outcomes.
SCREENING EXAM VS DIAGNOSTIC EXAM
A study performed in order to detect a disease process at a time before signs or symptoms are present.
A study performed in order to detect a disease process when signs or symptoms are already present.
CT LUNG SCREENING
Recently, Medicare approved payment for Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening for individuals meeting certain criteria, as described below. Private insurance companies will also cover the service for qualifying patients.
- Adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history; and
- Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years
CONSIDER THE FACTS
The American Cancer Society reports that Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Symptoms of lung cancer often do not appear until the disease is in the advanced stage. If lung cancer is detected and treated early, before it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs, the 5-year relative survival rate is approximately 48%. Unfortunately, according to the American Cancer Society, few lung cancers are detected at this early, localized stage.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
To make an appointment, simply call 501.227.5240 or 1.800.569.8772
Currently, for those who wish to undergo screening CT for lung cancer at Radiology Consultants, payment is the responsibility of the patient at the time of service. Major credit cards, debit cards, check or cash will be accepted.
Unfortunately, Insurance companies will not reimburse for Lung Cancer screening in the general population at this time. Payment is the responsibility of the patient at the time of service. Major credit cards, debit cards, check or cash will be accepted. Please visit our Billing Page for more information. Most insurance companies and Medicare will pay for diagnostic exams with an appropriate diagnosis. Please check with your individual insurance plan for coverage.