Advanced Medical Imaging Offers Affordable Lung Screenings
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI; AMImaging.com) wants the Lincoln community to know that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. According to the Lung Cancer Foundation, more people die from this disease than the other three leading cancers (breast, prostate, and colorectal) combined—it accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths. The difference in mortality rate can be directly linked to lack of screening in comparison to these other forms of cancer. This is why AMI offers affordable lung screenings in Lincoln.
Many people are not even aware that there is an easy lung cancer screening option. A low-dose CT scan is fast and painless. Patients getting scanned do not have to undress and the scan itself takes under a minute. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening is covered by most private insurance companies and Medicare for patients within the following criteria: 55–77 years old, have a 30 pack/year history of smoking (example: one pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years), and are current smokers or have quit within the last 15 years. Those at risk, but not within the guidelines, can receive the screening for $250 at the time of service at AMI.
Low-dose CT is only for people showing no lung cancer symptoms. People experiencing lung cancer symptoms such as chronic coughing, bloody coughs, chest pain, wheezing, or shortness of breath should contact their doctor immediately to schedule a diagnostic scan at AMI.
To schedule an appointment for a lung cancer screening test at Advanced Medical Imaging, call (402) 484-6677. Learn more by going online to AMImaging.com.