What is the criteria for a Low Dose Lung Screening CT?
St. Elizabeth offers Low dose lung cancer CT screening examinations to patients who are referred by their physicians. The goal of the program is to provide early detection of asymptomatic disease when it is most treatable.
In order to qualify for this screening, patients must meet all of these conditions:
- Be between the ages of 55 and 77
- Have a history of smoking at least a pack a day for at least 30 years
- Ceased smoking within the past 15 years
If you meet these criteria and are interested in this screening exam, please contact your primary physcian to get an order.
PLEASE NOTE: Low Dose Lung Screening is now covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most Insurance Carriers.
What is a Cardiac (Coronary) CT Angiography Screening?
Cardiac CTA is a non-invasive CT that looks at the walls of the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart. On occasion the arterial walls build up either fatty or calcium deposits (plaque). If untreated the plaque can narrow and decrease the blood flow to the heart muscle thus, causing chest pain and/or a potential heart attack.
Intravenous contrast is administered during the test to highlight the blood vessel to determine whether it flows freely through the coronary arteries. The test can only be performed if the patient does not have a contrast allergy.
If you are interested in this screening, please call St. Elizabeth Business Health at (859) 301- 2992.
PLEASE NOTE: This study is not currently reimbursed under Medicare or other healthcare plans and is typically billable directly to the patient.