Lung Cancer Screening Program

The Lung Cancer Screening Program at National Jewish Health focuses on early detection of lung cancer. Because a screening CT identifies suspicious lesions in high-risk individuals before there are any symptoms, lung cancer can be detected earlier and much more easily treated.

Current or previous smokers should consider getting this important screening.



Experts Agree:
Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Schedule a Lung Cancer Screening CT

Please call us at 1.877.713.5066 for more information and to schedule your screening.

The results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), published in 2011, showed that screening high-risk individuals with yearly low-dose CT scans can significantly improve lung cancer survival.

In response to this study, many nationally respected organizations recommend lung cancer screening CTs for high-risk individuals.

  • American Cancer Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Lung Association
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force
  • American Medical Association


Lung Cancer Screening CT: A Covered Benefit for High-Risk Patients

As of January 2015, private insurance companies now cover the cost of lung cancer screening CTs for high-risk individuals. There is no co-pay or deductible requirement, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Medicare and Colorado Medicaid also provide coverage for lung cancer screening CT in high-risk patients.

Lung Cancer Screening CT Scan Eligibility
Lung Cancer Screening CT Program at National Jewish Health
Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence
Reduced Radiation Dose Chest CT Scan
Lung Nodule Detection