Fannin Regional Hospital uses a 80 slice scanner and the appointment usually takes less than an hour, with the actual exam lasting only a few minutes.
Low Dose Lung Screening
Too many people at risk wait until they experience symptoms, like a chronic cough, before they get a lung screening. Among those are heavy smokers who face lung cancer as a major cause of death. “High risk smokers” who have an annual CT lung screening can detect lung cancer much sooner and reduce the death rate by 20%. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT), as an additional preventive service benefit under the Medicare program.
Fannin Regional Hospital is proud to be working in conjunction with Radiology Associates, PC to provide Low Dose Lung Screening for your patients. Our imaging is accredited for quality and safety by the American College of Radiology.
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