Hamilton Diagnostics Center is a Lung Cancer Screening Center designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizing facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
Early Detection Saves Lives.
If you are a smoker or former smoker, ask your primary care physician if you qualify for our low-dose lung cancer screening. It is a painless, 10-minute test that could save your life. Schedule today!
Screenings are available to those who:
- Are age 55 to 77
- Are an active smoker or quit less than 15 yrs ago
- Have a 30-pack year history
- Receive a written order from a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant
(To calculate your “pack year” history, multiply the number of packs per day you usually smoke by the number of years you have smoked. For example, two packs a day x 15 years would amount to 30 “pack years”)
Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans and appropriate follow-up care significantly reduces lung cancer deaths. In December 2013, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended screening of adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer – taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
The screening is covered by Medicare and many commercial insurance plans.
Hamilton Diagnostics Center is the only facility in this area, including Chattanooga, with this special designation.
Hamilton Diagnostics Center is accredited by the ACR in computed tomography (CT), and has had a rigorous review of its lung cancer screening protocol and processes.Hamilton Diagnostics Center has procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.