Lung Cancer Screening Program
Houston Methodist’s Lung Cancer Screening Program offers early diagnosis so high-risk patients can get the treatments they need as quickly as possible. For patients who qualify for screening, we can help with determining insurance coverage or payment options, and scheduling an appointment at a Houston Methodist screening location.
The Lung Cancer Screening Program includes:
- Annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans
- Health care consultations
- Program to help smokers quit the habit
- Referrals to Houston Methodist specialists
Lung screening LDCT scan results range from showing no disease to being suspicious for cancer. However, most suspicious nodules turn out not to be cancer.
A positive screening LDCT may require further testing to determine whether the suspicious finding is a cancer, which often is confirmed by a biopsy.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY DESIGNATION
The American College of Radiology awards special recognition to facilities for quality standards and performance through the Designated Lung Cancer Screening CenterTM program. Houston Methodist lung cancer screening locations in Baytown, Sugar Land, Texas Medical Center, and West Houston hold this designation.