Where Should I Go To Be Screened?
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Ideally, the decision on whether to be screened or not should be made with the help of your primary care provider or pulmonologist. Your doctor knows your history and risk factors best and can help guide you to the right screening program.
We recommend getting screened at a center that:
- Provides clear information on the risks and benefits of CT screening through a shared decision-making process.
- Complies with standards based on best published practices for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures.
- Works with or ensures a referral process to a lung cancer multidisciplinary clinical team, including radiologists, pathologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and nurses to carry out a coordinated process for screening, follow up and treatment when appropriate.
- Includes a comprehensive cessation program for those still smoking or is willing to refer to comprehensive cessation programs.
- Reports results to those screened and their primary care doctors and transmit requested copies in a timely manner.
- Has received or intends to receive designation as a lung cancer screening program through the American College of Radiology.
These are the requirements to be included in our network of Screening Centers of Excellence. If you are a healthcare professional and feel your screening center meets these criteria, email Amy Copeland for more information on how to be included in this list. If you do not feel your center can meet the criteria, contact us to see how we can support your program.