CT Lung Cancer Screening

Woman going into CT scan

Are you a smoker who has smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 or more years? You may want to think of getting a CT scan.

With the low-dose capabilities of our two state-of-the-art CT scanners at the Leominster Campus, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is now offering a new, low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in high risk patients – the first in Worcester County. 

Do You Qualify for a Lung Cancer Screening?

A recently published trial by the National Cancer Institute confirmed that the lives of patients at high risk for lung cancer can be saved through early detection with low-dose CT lung screening. This is a quick and painless test and is recommended for patients meeting the following criteria:

  •  Age 55 to 74 years old
  • Currently a smoker or have quit within the past 15 years
  • Have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 30+ years.

A physician referral is required, and since the screening is currently not covered by insurance, there is a $300 cost. To schedule a screening, please call your primary care physician to complete a screening questionnaire.

Want more information? Download our brochure and read our press release.