Lung Cancer Screening
Early detection of lung cancer is the most powerful way to reduce the risk of death from this disease. A lung screening CT scan can find lung cancer before symptoms develop and the cancer spreads.
Vanderbilt’s Lung Cancer Screening Program offers yearly lung screening computed tomography (CT) scans for patients who are at high risk of lung cancer because of age and/or smoking history.
Why Choose Lung Cancer Screening at Vanderbilt
- Skilled clinicians
Having gone through specialized training, our radiologists, nurse practitioners and technologists provide expert and compassionate care.
- Collaborative care
We’ll send your imaging results to your doctor within two business days after your test. If lung cancer is discovered, we’ll work with your doctor and lung experts so you can quickly get a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
- Convenient care
So that you can access imaging services closer to home, we have multiple radiology locations throughout the greater Nashville area.
- Latest technology
Our doctors use the latest tools and equipment to provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for you. In many cases, you may have access to treatments and techniques that aren’t available at other hospitals.
Your safety is a top priority. That’s why we’re committed to minimizing your exposure to radiation while also providing high-quality images that help guide your treatment plan.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Follow-up care
- Shared decision making with a nurse practitioner
- Smoking cessation counseling