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LOW DOSE CT SCREENING FOR LUNG CANCER

Serial low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans that screen people at higher risk of lung cancer (over 50 years of age with a history of smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 20 years) can save more lives compared to chest x-rays alone. A low-dose CT also allows detailed analysis that can diagnose emphysema and interstitial lung disease, all in the one check. Reassuringly no contrast is required during CT scanning for LungCheck services.

Specialist Screening Healthcare Ireland values the lung cancer supports put in place by the Irish Cancer Society. SSHI Directors attended the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s Lung Cancer Action Plan held in February 2019 at the Sean O’Casey Community Centre in Dublin. The Irish Cancer Society’s plan reinforces the importance of lung cancer screening highlighted in these clinical research trials.