The interventional pulmonary fellows will participate in a twice-monthly multidisciplinary lung cancer screening and pulmonary nodule clinic. As part of this clinic they will work closely with thoracic radiology, thoracic oncology, and thoracic surgery in the evaluation and management of patients referred for lung cancer screening or who carry the diagnosis of a pulmonary nodule.
Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging offers lung cancer screening using low-dose CT scans (LDCT) on a self-pay basis for individuals meeting specific criteria.
Lung-cancer screening overview
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently finalized its recommendation to screen high-risk patients for lung cancer with LDCT.
A large scientific study recently showed that lung-cancer screening using CT technology resulted in a significant reduction in deaths among patients who met specific criteria.