Windsong Radiology is designated as lung cancer screening center
04. juli 2019 kl. 10:11
Windsong Radiology, which for three years has offered low-dose CT screening for lung cancer detection, announced this week that it has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.

The news follows recent research that shows such screening helps detect lung cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage than the standard diagnosis, a chest X-ray, lowering the risk of lung cancer death by about 20 percent.

The ACR designation "recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer," Windsong officials said in a news release.

Along with undergoing an assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and setup, the accreditation means Windsong will be required to provide follow-up patient care - including counseling and smoking cessation programs Buy Tobacco Online.

Gina Fedele is a physician liaison with the Amherst-based company Cigarettes Brands, which has five Western New York locations. She said in an interview that Windsong plans to hire a patient navigator as part of the process. The company also will talk to regional insurance providers to encourage them to cover the cost of the low-dose computed tomography scans.

Future reimbursements should be bolstered by word that the federal government recently sent out an advisory that Medicare and Medicaid are ramping up to cover such screenings Price Of Cigarettes, Dr. Mark Kris, a thoracic oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, posted Wednesday online Best Menthol Cigarettes.

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the nation, taking the lives of more Americans each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. A National Lung Screening Trial recommended CT screening for the following:

• People who have had lung cancer before.

• Those ages 55 to 74 who smoked a pack or more a day for 30 years and continue to smoke Cheap Cigarettes Near Me, or have quit within the last 15 years.

• Those who have smoked at least a pack a day for 20 years or more and have other risks that include a family history of lung cancer, another lung disease or a previous cancer diagnosis elsewhere in the body.
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