What is a Low Dose CT Scan?

This type of CT Scan is recommended for lung cancer screening. This is also a newer form of CT Scan. The low dose scan uses spiral motion to take several 3D images of the lungs.

Who should get this test?

Your doctor may order a low dose CT if you have a high risk of developing lung cancer but you have no signs or symptoms.

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. Same as CT Scan, low dose CT is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body but it uses approximately 5 times less radiation.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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