Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a story about Medicare’s decision to cover annual low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for high-risk individuals, albeit with restrictions.
The announcement is in contrast to the recommendations of the agency’s advisory panel, which had voted a lack of confidence in sufficient evidence for benefit over harms, citing the high false-positive rate of CT screening, indication creep outside of the intended screening population, inability to assure quality scans with low radiation dose, and the lack of consistent interpretation and diagnostic workup in routine practice.
DIS performs these types of lung screenings. Often times, the person undergoing the screen will be on our CT scanner for about five minutes. It’s quick and simple.
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