Eligibility Guidelines

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New Eligibility Guidelines


Because of the risks involved, new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force increase the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans.

Who is a high-risk individual?

  • Aged 50-80 (Medicare covers 55-77)
  • Has a 20+ pack-year smoking history (pack years = average number of packs smoked per day multiplied by number of years smoked)
  • Current smoker or have quit smoking in the last 15 years
  • Shows no overt signs or symptoms of lung cancer