SmartLung CT Scans

Cancer

Scan your lungs.
It could save your life.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Findings of a large clinical trial showed that lung CT scan screenings reduced lung cancer deaths among smokers by detecting cancer earlier so it can be treated more effectively.

All Parkview hospitals now offer low-dose chest CT scans called SmartLung CT. Taking only 15 minutes; a SmartLung CT is a simple, non-invasive scan that can detect lung cancer in its early stages. Often, lung cancer is quite advanced before symptoms indicate a problem exists.

A CT lung screening allows the radiologist to look at different levels, or "slices," of the lungs. The highly detailed images can often reveal (non-cancerous) abnormalities or lung cancer.

Scheduling a SmartLung CT Scan

Speak with your physician about obtaining a SmartLung CT as part of your overall health program. Your doctor can write an order for the scan, help you schedule it, and provide follow-up as necessary. A SmartLung CT scan is also available without a physician’s referral if:

  • You are between the ages of 55 & 74

  • AND are a current smoker

  • OR quit smoking within the last 15 years and have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years 

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How much does a SmartLung CT Scan cost?

The cost of a SmartLung CT scan may be covered by insurance with a physician’s referral. Please check with your insurance provider to find out whether this test is included under your coverage. If it is not covered by insurance, the cost is $125 and expected at time of service.

Call (260) 373-8900 to schedule an appointment at any of our Parkview Hospitals or outpatient sites.

Where is Parkview's SmartLung CT available?

The SmartLung CT scan is available at all Parkview hospitals and outpatient sites that provide CT scanning services. Call (260) 373-8900 to make an appointment, and a staff member will help identify a day and location that is convenient for you.

*High risk is defined as smokers with a 30-pack year history, former smokers must have quit within the last 15 years.

**Discontinue screenings when the 15 year period since quitting has elapsed or if another health problem develops that would limit life expectancy or willingness to have lung surgery.

 

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