About the Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening
A low-dose CT scan is a special kind of X-ray that takes multiple pictures as you lie on a table that slides in and out of the machine. A computer then combines these images into a detailed picture of your lungs. A study on early detection of lung cancer found that the low-dose cancer screening test can reduce mortality for those at high risk. If you're a current or former smoker over the age of 50, you could meet the high-risk eligibility criteria.
You may have heard about a court case involving coverage of lung cancer screening and other preventive services. Right now, there is no impact on your access to lung cancer screening and most people at high risk are still able to access screening without cost-sharing. We will update you on any changes.