Lung Cancer Screening/Low Dose Computed Tomagraphy (CT)

The West Tennessee Imaging Center offers a wide range of services to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, including low dose computed tomography (CT).  Low dose CT screening is available for patients at high risk of lung cancer.  The scan usually is performed on an outpatient basis and is quick, painless and it does not require that anything be swallowed or taken by mouth. If you require a low dose you will need to change into a hospital gown prior to the CT scan.  During the scan you will lie on your back on the CT machine table with your arms raised above your head. You will then slowly pass through the CT scanner and very detailed X-rays of your lungs will be taken.  During the test, it will be very important that you remain as still as possible to avoid blurring of the images that are being taken.  You may be asked to hold your breath at times during the scan to insure the best possible images.

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.