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Schedule Your Screening

If you smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for at least 30 years, call 703-558-8525 to make an appointment for a lung cancer screening test at Virginia Hospital Center.

Lung Cancer Screening

Get the information you need to protect your health at Virginia Hospital Center. Take advantage of advanced technology to screen for lung cancer—so you can find it as early as possible, when it’s easier to treat.

Screening Center of Excellence

The Lung Cancer Alliance designates the Lung Cancer Center at Virginia Hospital Center as a Screening Center of Excellence. That means you’ll receive accurate, timely test results and personalized, compassionate care from highly trained professionals.

Do I Need Lung Cancer Screening?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends yearly lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan if you’re a current or former smoker age 55 to 77 with a history of smoking a pack of cigarettes or more a day for at least 30 years. Ex-smokers must have quit within the past 15 years.

VEO™ CT Scanner

With low-dose CT scans, even the smallest signs of cancer can easily be found. You have access to the highest diagnostic quality CT scanning technology at Virginia Hospital Center. We’re the only hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer VEO™ low-dose CT scans.

Low Dose of Radiation

Trust our providers to use the lowest, safest dose of radiation to do your scan. Our VEO scanner provides clear images with 40 to 70 percent less radiation than a standard CT scan.

What to Expect

The scan is painless and takes less than 10 minutes. Results are available for your doctor within 24 to 48 hours.

Paying for a Low-Dose CT Scan

Lung cancer screening tests are covered by Medicare. Check with your insurer about your individual coverage. If you do not meet screening criteria or your insurance does not cover the test, the screening costs $325.

Your Test Results

If your scan has normal results, you’ll receive a letter with a copy of your scan results. You’ll still need annual screening for lung cancer.

If your scan results are not normal, you’ll receive a follow-up phone call from a doctor, as well as a copy of your scan and report results. Rely on our staff to coordinate any additional care you need.

Comprehensive Lung Cancer Care

If you receive a cancer diagnosis, trust the lung cancer experts at Virginia Hospital Center to be with you every step of the way, providing high-quality treatment options and support.

Prevent Lung Cancer

Reduce your risk of lung cancer and other types of cancer by not smoking. If you need help to quit, talk to your primary care provider.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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