UM Upper Chesapeake Health is a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence.
REDUCED-DOSE LUNG CANCER SCREENING CT PROGRAM
The reduced-dose lung cancer screening program offered by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) evaluates those considered at high risk for developing lung cancer from smoking. A study by the National Cancer Institute and the National Lung Screening Trial found that reduced-dose screening CT scans can decrease the number of deaths from lung cancer by 20%.
WHAT IS A REDUCED-DOSE CT SCAN?
A reduced-dose CT scan uses about 25% of the radiation exposure of a regular CT scan. While the reduced-dose scan uses more radiation than a general chest x-ray, it is much more likely to reveal evidence of lung abnormalities.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF A REDUCED-DOSE LUNG CANCER SCREENING CT?
The screening for lung cancer is done using non-invasive, reduced-dose CT technology. It is performed by a radiology technologist and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. No blood work or intravenous (IV) contrast is needed. A physician referral is required.
WHO SHOULD BE SCREENED?
Screening candidates should:
WHEN ARE SCREENING RESULTS AVAILABLE?
All lung CT results are reviewed by our multidisciplinary team that includes a thoracic surgeon, oncologist, pulmonologist and radiologist. Results are provided directly to your referring physician to be discussed with you.
WHERE ARE SCREENINGS OFFERED AND HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
Through our partnership with Advance Radiology we are able to offer reduced-dose lung cancer screening CTs at Advance’s location on Plumtree Road in Bel Air. For more information call 443-843-LUNG.
Lung Nodule Clinic
Lung Multidisciplinary Clinic
Lung Cancer Prehab
Jessica Mazzone, CRNP
For more information on scheduling a screening, call 443-843-LUNG or toll free 855-800-LUNG.