Computed Axial Tomography is also known as a CT or CAT scan. It is an imaging test that uses x-rays and computerized imagery to make detailed images of the body, including bones, muscles, fat, and organs.
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge also offers lung cancer screening CTs.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women worldwide, and accounts for more U.S. cancer deaths than those from breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer combined.
Now, those at high risk have a new weapon in the fight against lung cancer. It’s called Low Dose CT screening and, because of early detection, studies have shown it can lower the risk of death from lung cancer by 20% in people who are at high risk.
LDCT lung screening is one of the easiest screening exams you can have. Our lung cancer screening procedure at Methodist Medical Center—
- Takes less than 10 seconds.
- Requires no medication or needles
- You can eat before and after the exam
- You do not even need to get changed, as long as the clothing on your chest does not contain metal
And now, you can breathe even easier, knowing Medicare covers the cost of your Low Dose CT lung cancer screening exam at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
All of our Methodist Medical Center’s CT technologists are registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT), with an advanced registry in Computed Tomography.
Learn more about our CT scan capabilities at Methodist Medical Center.