The Outer Banks Hospital offers Lung Cancer Screening using Low Dose CT Scans. An annual low-dose CT scan for lung cancer is recommended for people at high risk for developing the disease, based on the following criteria:

  • age 55-77
  • current or former smokers (within the past 15 years) with a smoking history of at least 30 pack years (one pack/day for 30 years or two packs/day for 15 years)
  • in fairly good health, without other serious medical conditions that could limit the ability to obtain surgery or invasive procedures.
  • do not exhibit the typical symptoms of lung cancer (cough, chest pain, weight loss)

Free lung cancer screenings are available for individuals who do not have health insurance that covers the cost of the screening. Support for free lung cancer screenings is provided by The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council.

A physician order is required for Lung Cancer Screening. Ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for low dose lung screening CT. For more information or to schedule a low-dose, high resolution CT scan, please call 252 -449-5918.

For more information about Lung Cancer Screening, visit Lung Cancer: What Screening Tests Are There?