Low-dose CT scan is a non-invasive special kind of X-ray that takes multiple pictures as you lie on a table that slides in and out of the machine. A computer then combines these images into a detailed picture of your lungs. This procedure takes only 10-15min. A study on early detection of lung cancer found that the low-dose cancer screening test can reduce mortality for those at high risk.
Who Needs Screening?
- Adults (Male or Female) aged 45 – 75, who are smokers and/or ex-smokers
*and other at risk groups who may benefit from the screening*
- Repeated exposure to second-hand smoke
- Parents or siblings or family members with lung cancer
- Long term exposure to cooking flames from coal or wood fumes, diesel gas, radiation