Radiology Diagnostic

Preparing for My CT Lung Scan

Current guidelines state that screening for lung cancer is recommended when ALL of the following criteria are met:

  • Age 55-77 years
  • Asymptomatic (no signs or symptoms of lung cancer) NO lung infection (pneumonia, bronchitis) within the past 12 weeks
  • Current or former smoker (if former smoker, it is recommended that it has been less than 15 years since quitting)
  • History of cigarette smoking with pack-years greater than or equal to 30
  • You have NOT had a CT of the chest within the last 12 months

We recommend that you contact your physician to discuss your medical history and personal risk for lung cancer to determine if CT Lung Screening is right for you.

If you do not have a physician, please call Emory Health Connection (404-778-7777); a representative will be happy to match you with an Emory provider.

Did You Know?

Emory Healthcare has an entire program dedicated to Lung CT Screening.