On the day of your first appointment, we will confirm that you are eligible for screening. A physician MUST document that they talked to you about the risks and benefits of Lung Cancer Screening (Called Shared-Decision Making), and if you are an active smoker, have discussed stopping smoking (Smoking Cessation).
If you are eligible, we will perform a low-dose lung CT scan, which only takes a few minutes.
Your scan will be read by a UTMB Health thoracic radiologist who specializes in reading lung cancer screening CT scans. You will receive the results by hard copy, phone call and/or through the MyChart portal. The results will also be communicated to your primary care provider. Should an abnormality be found which requires further evaluation, our team of experts and experienced providers are available to assist you.