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Lung Cancer Screening

One Scan Can Save Your Life

Call 859.313.4673 to learn more or speak with your primary care provider to schedule a low-dose CT lung scan at a CHI Saint Joseph Health location near you.

Kentucky has the highest rate of lung cancer in the country, claiming more than 10,000 lives every year. Lung cancer symptoms usually don’t appear until the disease has advanced, which is why a lung cancer screening can play an important role in fighting this disease.

CHI Saint Joseph Health offers a low-dose CT scan to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before symptoms show. Early detection means more treatment options and better survival rates. In fact, the screening has proven to reduce the risk of death by up to 20 percent.

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Why Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening? 

During this simple test, the CT scanner uses low doses of radiation to make detailed pictures of the lung. The scan provides incredibly detailed pictures to help our physicians detect tumors, and offers a variety of benefits for patients at high-risk of lung cancer:

  • Effective: Studies show that low-dose CT is four times more likely to pick up a mass than a traditional chest X-ray. It has also proven to be at least as effective as mammography and colonoscopy screenings in saving lives.
  • Safe: CT scanning for lung cancer uses up to 90 percent less radiation than a conventional chest CT scan.
  • Painless: It’s non-invasive and only takes a few minutes to complete.
  • Covered by insurance: Medicare, Medicaid and most health insurers cover this crucial screening for those who qualify (see below).
  • Convenient: CT scans are offered at CHI Saint Joseph Health locations near where you live and work.

And, you can find peace of mind knowing that CHI Saint Joseph Health has earned national recognition as a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. That means we offer the most effective CT imaging technology available, plus the highest standards of patient safety and care.

Should we find anything abnormal, our dedicated team will arrange follow-up testing and, if needed, work closely with you to create a personalized cancer treatment plan to help return you to good health.

Do I Qualify for the Screening?

You may be eligible for a low-dose CT scan if you:

  • Are between the ages of 55 and 80
  • Are a heavy smoker, or former heavy smoker
  • Have quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • Have gone more than one year since your last chest CT


If that sounds like you, don’t put off this potentially life-saving test any longer. Call 859.313.4673 for more information or speak with your primary care provider about scheduling your screening today.

For referring providers, please see the CT Lung Screening Physician Information.

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