While the information provided does not meet current USPSTF criteria for lung cancer screening, we encourage you to have a detailed discussion of your risk factors with your primary care physician. If you're a current patient, please log into myUCLAhealth using the button below. If you're not a current UCLA Health patient, please click the Find a location near me button below. Additionally, you may find more information on smoking cessation support.
Lung cancer causes more patient deaths each year than any other cancer. The death rate from lung cancer is greater than that of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. A lung screening can detect lung cancer early, increase treatment options and significantly improve outcomes.
If you are between the ages of 50-80 with a significant smoking history, you should speak to your doctor about a lung screening. The screening gives a detailed image of the lungs with less radiation than an x-ray.
With this non-invasive procedure, your care team can focus on identifying your lung condition and provide a diagnosis as early as possible so treatments can have their maximum impact.
If you are a current or former smoker over 50, ask your doctor about lung screening.
At UCLA Health, you'll be under the care of top imaging experts as well as pulmonary and thoracic physicians. Ranked #1 for Cancer Care in California, there's no better place to get a lung screening.
Our top radiologists and technicians use low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning, the only recommended method for the early detection of lung cancer.
The LDCT scan creates detailed images while using significantly less radiation than a chest x-ray. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) was led by UCLA Health’s very own Denise Aberle, MD and paved the way for LDCT screening to be used as the standard for lung cancer screening.
Lung cancer screenings are quick, easy and convenient.
UCLA Health offers lung screenings at nine convenient locations in Southern California, with fully accessible buildings so we’re always close by.
During the scan, you'll be assisted by our expert care team. The scan takes only a few minutes to complete, is completely painless and you will receive scan results in a prompt, timely manner.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, please reach out to your primary care physician about getting a lung screening referral.