Radiology Regional Provides Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings

Radiology RegionalThe second most common form of cancer in both men and women is lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer).1 In men, prostate cancer is more common, while in women breast cancer is more common.1 Despite these grim statistics, close to 500,000 people have at some point in their lives been diagnosed with lung cancer, and yet they are alive and well with full remission. This is predominantly because their cancers were caught early through lung cancer screenings.

Although non-smokers often get lung cancer, lung cancer screenings are very important for smokers and former smokers, especially those 55-75 years of age. This is due to the prevalence of lung cancer seen in this population. The screenings are also vital for individuals exposed to carcinogens, or those that show signs and symptoms of lung disorders.

The Importance of CT Lung Screenings
CT lung screenings are a non-invasive CT scan that can detect abnormalities and lung cancer in earlier, more curable stages. CT Lung Screening is far more accurate in finding lung tumors than a chest x-ray, the traditional diagnostic tool. It can find lung cancers as small as a grain of rice compared to a chest x-ray, which detects them when they are roughly the size of a quarter.

Low dose CT scans are advantageous in identifying and screening for lung cancers. If lung cancers are found in the early stages, the treatment options and outcomes are much more successful. Because low dose CT scans can detect very small masses in the lungs, by detecting cancerous tumors at an early stage, an individual’s survival rate may be significantly improved.

How Much Radiation is Used?
CT Lung Screening is a low-dose procedure, using less than 3 mGy. This radiation amount is equivalent to what you receive naturally from the earth in less than six months. The National Cancer Institute assesses the risk of not having the exam is 400% greater than the radiation risk.

Radiology Regional offers cutting-edge technology; the Siemens 64-Slice CT provides 60% less radiation and impeccable imaging, which allows for earlier detection of tiny tumors and malformations. It’s an incomparable tool in the diagnosis of lung cancer (available at the Port Charlotte location).

Radiology Regional Offers Advanced CT Lung Screening for the Detection of Cancer Called Ultrafast
The Ultrafast Screening of the Lungs is a non-invasive CT scan that can detect abnormalities and lung cancer in its earlier, more curable stages using a new technique called helical low-dose CT scanning.

Early detection is critical for lung cancer diagnosis and recovery. It can significantly increase your survival rate and save your life!

Is This Exam Covered by Insurance?
Medicare and most insurance companies are now covering this exam for eligible, “high-risk” patients once per year as part of their preventative services offerings. Check with your insurance provider for specific coverage information.

Radiology Regional Offers Advanced CT Lung Screening for the Detection of Cancer Called Ultrafast
The Ultrafast Screening of the Lungs is a non-invasive CT scan that can detect abnormalities and lung cancer in its earlier, more curable stages using a new technique called helical low-dose CT scanning.

Early detection is critical for lung cancer diagnosis and recovery. It can significantly increase your survival rate and save your life!

Is This Exam Covered by Insurance?
Medicare and most insurance companies are now covering this exam for eligible, “high-risk” patients once per year as part of their preventative services offerings. Check with your insurance provider for specific coverage information.

Who is Eligible?
You are eligible if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
• Between the ages of 55-77
• Show no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
• Current smokers or have quit within the past 15 years
• Smoked the equivalent of one pack per day for 30 years

You will need an order from your healthcare provider.

I Don’t Have Insurance. Can I Still Get This Exam?
Of course! We offer the exam to self-pay patients for only $245 at the time of service.

DID YOU KNOW THAT PATIENTS HAVE A CHOICE
WHERE THEIR IMAGING IS DONE?

Why Radiology Regional?
Radiology Regional is a physician-owned, well-established imaging practice with over 30 board-certified radiologists that work closely with your doctor. You will get personalized service and expertise in a warm, comfortable environment, which is not always offered with a big group or hospital-owned organization. Radiology Regional also provides the newest technological advances. Their superior imaging equipment includes 3T wide-bore MRI, 256 Slice CT, 3D Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, PET Scans, and Siemens ultrasound. Radiology Regional is a premier diagnostic facility that takes pride in offering the highest quality healthcare to the community.

At Radiology Regional, they take your health personally. They have a group of in-house, subspecialty, fellowship-trained radiologists that are experts in diagnosing and detecting conditions within the abdominal and pelvic areas, including the prostate. The machines they invest in are not standard; these are state-of-the-art, high-tech imaging equipment that can find even the most intricate details that would otherwise be missed.

Radiology Regional has a high-resolution prostate MRI protocol to find small prostate cancers, a dynamic MRI to diagnose pelvic organ prolapse, MRI protocol technique to accurately stage rectal cancer for surgical planning, specific protocols to best evaluate the ovaries and uterus and MRI technique to focus on the bones and muscles. All imaging exams are not equal, and Radiology Regional goes above and beyond to offer high-quality studies to help guide medical management.

For over 50 years, Radiology Regional has expanded its scope of services and number of outpatient facilities to meet the growing needs of their patients and referring physicians. Radiology Regional has thirteen , ACR/IAC accredited and convenient locations to serve you. Their dedicated team of board-certified radiologists, registered technologists, and other specialists are committed to providing their patients with exceptional care utilizing the most advanced technology and techniques available.

Radiology Regional has 13 locations in 3 counties, Lee, Collier and Charlotte.

Ask your physician to refer you to Radiology Regional for your imaging needs. Make your choice the best choice for you!

Contact Radiology Regional today at (941) 255-7945, (239) 425-4678 (Español)

RadiologyRegional.com

Source:
1. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer/about/
key-statistics.html

 

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