Lung CT Scans
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States.1
Detecting abnormalities in the lungs can improve the life span of you or a loved one. Over 220,000 people will be newly diagnosed with lung cancer and over 140,000 people will die from lung cancer in the United States in 2019.1 Our technologically advanced SOMATOM go.All CT Scanner can detect early stages of small tumors so early treatment may begin. Early detection, by low-dose CT screening, can dramatically increase the long-term survival rate.1
1 Source: seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/lungb.html
Why should you get a lung scan
Each year in the United States over 220,000 people are told that they have lung cancer…
Lung Cancer is the leading form of terminal cancer. Nearly 55% of the new lung cancer diagnosis will be in the 55-74 age group while this same age group accounts for 52% of the annual lung cancer deaths in the United States. Due to its minimal symptoms, lung cancer is often not detected until it reaches stages 3 or 4 when a tumor is the size of an orange. With the low dose scan by the SOMATOM go.All CT scanner, tumors can be detected at the size of a grain of rice.1
Are you a current or past smoker?
In 2013, the US Preventative Services Task Force recommended “annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography in adults ages 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years”.2
Take this short quiz at The American Lung Association to see if a lung CT scan is recommended for you.
A 2011 study by the National Lung Screening Trial Research Team concluded that having a low-dose CT scan to detect lung cancer shows a 20% reduction in mortality from lung cancer as compared to utilizing a traditional single view chest x-ray. The Research Team’s conclusion is that screening with a low dose CT reduces mortality from lung cancer.3
2 Source: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationsStatementFinal/lung-cancer-screening
3 Source: N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 4;365(5):395-409.doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1102873. Epub 2011 Jun 29