Lung Cancer Screening
Lung Cancer Screening at Eisenhower
A National Leader in Lung Cancer Screening
Experience matters. Lung cancer screening is more than just a CT.
Since 2003, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center has participated in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), a worldwide research study evaluating the effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans in current and former smokers. In addition, the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is part of a related study for people who have never smoked but have been exposed to secondhand smoke at work or in the home.
Eisenhower’s radiologists have read thousands of lung scans as part of our decade-long participation in I-ELCAP. "Plus, we have a team in place that also includes pulmonologists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, interventional pulmonologists, interventional radiologists and pathologists. We really are a center of excellence in terms of doing lung cancer screening," states Davood Vafai, MD, Board Certified Oncologist.
Why Choose Eisenhower For Lung Cancer Screening:
|Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is a designated "Screening Center of Excellence" by the Lung Cancer Alliance. We are committed to offering responsible screening and care.|
|The Imaging Center Eisenhower at Lucy Curci Cancer Center earned American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Center designation in August 2014.|
|Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is part of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program which has been pioneering research leadership in detecting early lung cancers for over 20 years.|
- With over a decade of experience, our team has unrivaled experience and expertise in lung cancer screening. The team of lung cancer detection specialists at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center has been doing low dose CT screening for lung cancer since 2003.
- Patients screened for lung cancer at Eisenhower are followed with a proven screening regimen starting with a low-dose CT scan, which minimizes unnecessary additional testing and invasive procedures.
- Positive findings are reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals which includes board certified physicians in pulmonology, interventional pulmonology, thoracic surgery, radiology, interventional radiology, medical oncology and pathology, nurse practitioners and cancer research.
- Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is one of only two centers in California to participate in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program, a lung cancer screening study for smokers and former smokers and FAMRI/I-ELCAP, a low dose CT screening study for never smokers exposed to secondhand smoke
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"The decision to begin screening should be the result of a thorough discussion of the possible benefits, limitations, and known and uncertain harms." (Humphrey et al., 2013, Annals of Internal Medicine, Online)
What to Expect at Your Lung Cancer Screening
Your Low Dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening will only take about 15 minutes. A low-dose, non-invasive form of CT scan is used that does not require drinking contrast fluid.
The results of your low dose CT (LDCT) lung screening will be sent to your primary care provider. You will be able to view your results by registering at https://www.emc.org/MyEMC.