Lung screening is performed with the goal of finding lung cancer in its early stages, before it causes symptoms. Lung CT's are reviewed by Radiologists who look for:
The Radiologist will write a report that summarizes important findings, and send it to your referring doctor. Each report includes recommendations for follow up. In most cases, this recommendation is for another screen in 12 months. In some cases, the recommendation may be to receive early follow up (1-6 months), a different type of imaging exam (e.g. CT Chest with contrast or PET/CT), or to consider a biopsy. In these cases, a multidisciplinary team will work to provide the care that you need.