Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer causes more deaths than the next 3 deadliest cancers combined.1
With our advanced CT technologies and expertise, we can help you lead your community in the fight against lung cancer.
Taking a stand against the number one cancer killer in the world is no small task, but the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) showed a compelling 20% reduction in lung cancer mortality using low-dose CT screening1 in high risk patients, prompting
the approval for screening reimbursement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).2,3
We're proud to be the first CT manufacturer with an indication for low-dose CT lung cancer screening.4,5 Using qualified GE CT scanners and our new low-dose CT lung cancer screening protocols, you can increase early detection in high-risk patients and help prevent a substantial number of lung cancer related deaths6
All new GE 64-slice and greater CT scanners and virtually all of our 16-slice CT scanners include the screening option and the option is also available to thousands of qualified GE CT scanners currently in use, increasing access for both patient and physician lung cancer screening needs.
GE low-dose CT lung cancer screening protocols are tailored to the CT system, patient size and the most current recommendations from a wide range of professional medical and governmental organizations.
Implementing a low-dose CT lung cancer screening program gives you the ability to change lives in your patient community but also has the potential to dramatically increase the demands of your radiology department and beyond. Are you ready? Contact us to find out how we can help.
Now, qualified GE CT systems with the lung cancer screening option can be confidently used for low-dose CT lung cancer screening in high-risk patients.
The option includes protocols that deliver low dose, short scan times and sharp images for the detection of small lung nodules.
The GE CT system requirements for lung cancer screening are designed to help ensure that the CT scan can be performed in a single breath by the patient and at a low radiation dose. Based on these goals, and including recommendations from a wide range of professional medical and governmental organizations, all GE 64-slice and greater CT scanners and virtually all GE 16-slice CT scanners are qualified for the lung cancer screening option.
The following systems are qualified for the new low-dose CT lung cancer screening option:
- Revolution CT
- Revolution GSI
- Revolution HD
- Revolution EVO
- Optima CT660
- Optima CT580 RT with 16-slice CT
- Optima CT580 W
- Optima CT540
- Discovery CT750 HD
- Discovery CT590 RT
- Discovery CT670 with 16-slice CT
- Discovery CT670 Pro
- Discovery IQ
- Discovery PET/CT 610
- Discovery PET/CT 710
- LightSpeed VCT
- LightSpeed VCT Select
- LightSpeed Pro16
- LightSpeed RT16
- LightSpeed Xtra
- BrightSpeed Elite
I would like a GE Sales Representative to contact me about this option.
Want more information on low-dose CT lung cancer screening?
Here are some helpful resources.
General background information
CMS Decision Memo for Lung Cancer Screening: Outlines eligibility requirements as defined by CMS for receiving Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening. Note the CMS beneficiary eligibility requirements are slightly different than the USPSTF requirements.
USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation Statement: Outlines the USPSTF recommendation for lung cancer screening. It includes a recommendation summary, rationale, clinical consideration and outlines the at-risk population.
USPSTF Clinical Summary: One page summary of the USPSTF lung cancer screening recommendation.
Lung cancer screening resources
ACR Lung Cancer Screening Resources: A comprehensive listing of resources relevant to starting a lung cancer screening program including registry information, how to become a designated lung cancer screening center, coverage and patient information.
American Lung Association Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: An update from the American Lung Association Lung Cancer Screening Committee that provides guidance on lung cancer screening to patients and physicians.
NCCN Guidelines for Patients: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Patients created in collaboration with the Lung Cancer Alliance.
Should I Screen: Online resource for patients created by the University of Michigan.
Lung Cancer Alliance: Risk and screening information from the LCA.
NOTE: The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. Consult your physician if you have questions about low-dose CT lung cancer screening.