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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is lung cancer screening?
    Lung cancer is detected using a screening test called a low-dose CT scan (LDCT). LDCT is CT scan that has the potential to detect lung cancer at earlier stages.
  • How can I prepare for lung cancer screening?
    You don't need to do anything to prepare for a low-dose CT scan (LDCT) to screen for lung cancer. You do not need to fast or take oral contrast. You can continue taking all your medications and eat and drink normally.
  • Where can I obtain lung cancer screening?
    We currently offer lung cancer screening at Massachusetts General Hospital imaging sites: Danvers and Waltham.
  • When can I obtain a lung cancer screening scan?
    Once you determine you are eligible for our study by completing the Eligibility Survey, you must sign consent & complete several study tasks. Afterwards, we will contact you to assist scheduling the LDCT scan.
  • Will my private information be protected?
    We will take measures to protect the privacy of your health information and related and related information as required by federal law. Any health information will not be shared with the Fire Department.
  • Are there any costs associated with this study?
    Low-dose LDCT lung screening scans conducted at approved MGB locations are provided to study participants at no cost. Scans conducted elsewhere, or follow-up care received after an abnormal study scan, are not covered by the study and may incur out of pocket costs.
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