Lung scanning is a diagnostic technique to detect and diagnose lung cancer or lung diseases in their early stages. The thoracic region is scanned and analyzed, focusing on the lungs, to detect tumors or abnormal tissue growth.
Depending on the type of lung scan and diagnostic tool, the cost of a lung scan varies.
Different types of lung scans are employed to diagnose and detect lung abnormalities. This includes regular chest X-rays, CT scans, nuclear imaging lung scans, and lung ultrasonography.
From preparation to scanning, a lung scan will only take 20 minutes. After scanning, you can consult with a certified radiologist to discuss your results.
Different types of imaging technology can be employed for a lung scan. These include electron beam tomography imaging, computerized tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine imaging.
A low-dose CT scan uses a minimal amount of radiation as X-rays pass across the patient. In lung screening, reduced radiation exposure generates high-resolution images of the targeted area.