Prioritizing Your Health: The Importance of CT Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer remains a significant health concern, claiming more lives each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Detecting lung cancer at an early stage is crucial for improving survival rates. As Desert Radiology continues to transform radiology through medical imaging excellence, they’ve also put forth a commitment to serve the communities of Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Pahrump to understand the most pressing needs of patients and referring physicians.

Lung cancer remains a significant health concern, claiming more lives each year than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Detecting lung cancer at an early stage is crucial for improving survival rates. As Desert Radiology continues to transform radiology through medical imaging excellence, they’ve also put forth a commitment to serve the communities of Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Pahrump to understand the most pressing needs of patients and referring physicians.

According to the American Lung Association, only 1.4% of the high-risk population in Nevada received screening for lung cancer placing Nevada in 47th place among other states and behind the national average of 4.5% percent. While both the national average and Nevada’s own statistics here are startling, Desert Radiology believes in the importance of rallying the community to be screened.

Why CT Lung Screening?

CT Lung Cancer Screening plays a pivotal role in identifying lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. Early detection significantly improves the likelihood of surviving five years or more, with a success rate of 63 percent. Desert Radiology, an ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center, is committed to providing safe and effective diagnostic care for individuals at high risk of lung cancer.

Understanding CT Lung Cancer Screening:

A CT Lung Cancer Screening, also known as low-dose CT (LDCT), combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple, cross-sectional images. These images are then compiled to generate a detailed picture of your lungs.

Benefits and Risks:

The primary benefit of CT lung screening is the early detection of lung cancer, allowing for more effective treatment options and increased chances of survival. The associated risks, such as exposure to low levels of radiation, are minimal compared to the potential health benefits.

Who Qualifies for CT Lung Cancer Screening?

If you are between 50 and 77 years old, a current or former smoker with a history of at least 20 pack-years (this means 1 pack a day for 20 years, or 2 packs a day for 10 years), and have no signs, symptoms, or history of cancer in the last 5 years, you may qualify for CT lung cancer screening. It’s important to note that these exams are covered by Medicare and most major insurance providers.

How do I get Screened for Lung Cancer in Las Vegas?

Take control of your health by taking the American Lung Association Lung Cancer Risk Quiz. This quiz will assess your risk factors, guiding you to make informed decisions about your health. Following the quiz, schedule a visit with your healthcare provider to discuss your results and inquire about scheduling a CT Lung Cancer Screening at Desert Radiology.

Prioritizing your health is a proactive step towards a longer and healthier life. CT Lung Cancer Screening is a powerful tool in early detection, offering a chance for effective treatment. By taking the quiz and consulting with your healthcare provider, you can make informed decisions about your lung health. Don't wait—schedule your CT Lung Cancer Screening and take control of your well-being today.

For more information or to schedule your screening, reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 702-759-8600.

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