Low-Dose CT Scan for Lung Cancer Screening

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Are you concerned about your lung cancer risk? Winchester Hospital offers low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans for individuals at high risk who wish to be screened for lung cancer.

Research has shown a 20% decrease in lung cancer deaths among high-risk patients who were screened yearly with LDCT, when compared to patients screened with standard chest x-rays.

Winchester Hospital has the technology and the expertise to perform these lifesaving scans. If you are at high risk for lung cancer, you should know that early detection can increase the 5-year survival rate for stage 1 lung cancer to nearly 90%.

Learn the Facts


Who is Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening?

Lung cancer screening is quick and easy. You may qualify for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening if you meet all of these criteria:

  • Are between 50 and 80 years old
  • Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer
  • Are a current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years
  • Have smoked the equivalent of at least one pack a day for 20 years

If you qualify, you will need a referral from your doctor in order to be screened. We are happy to help you obtain this referral.

Insurance Coverage for Lung Cancer Screenings

Medicare covers low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for people who meet the eligibility criteria, and the Affordable Care Act requires that private insurers cover CT lung screening for those at high risk.

At Winchester Hospital, we will work with you to determine the full extent of your coverage for this lifesaving screening.

How to Schedule Your Low Dose Lung Screening Exam

If you qualify, and would like to schedule a CT low dose lung cancer screening, please call the Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinator at 781-756-5058. All exams require either an electronic or written order. 

Winchester Hospital offers Low Dose Lung Screening exams at two locations.

Learn More

We want you to feel comfortable and informed about your exam. To learn more about the low-dose CT screening exam, please contact the Winchester Hospital Oncology Navigator at 781-756-5058.