CT Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening
A low-dose CT scan for lung cancer screening is a diagnostic imaging test that creates detailed images of the lungs while exposing the patient to a lower amount of radiation compared to a regular CT scan. This type of screening test is recommended for individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer, such as current or former smokers. The images produced by the low-dose CT scan can help detect any abnormal growths or nodules in the lungs that may be indicative of lung cancer. Early detection of lung cancer can significantly improve the chances of successful treatment and long-term survival. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the test with a healthcare provider before undergoing the screening.