Buchanan General Hospital offers a range of accredited imaging services. All images at Buchanan General Hospital are read by a board certified radiologist, something that is unique to us.
Our imaging team is made up of American College of Radiology radiologists along with technologists certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
Lung Cancer Screening
A low radiation dose CT screening at Buchanan General Hospital can find cancer before you show signs of lung cancer. The earlier your cancer is found, the more likely you are to survive.
Most insurance plans and Medicare cover the cost for a screening for these who:
Do not have symptoms of lung cancer
Are 50-77 years old (50-80 for commercial insurances)
Have a smoking history of 20 pack years (one pack a day for 20 years or two pack a day for 10 years)
Currently smoke or quit less than 15 years ago
Are asymptomatic for lung cancer, including unintentional weight loss greater than 10 lbs., new cough that doesn't go away, coughing up blood
UVA radiologist, who specializes in lung cancer, will look at the pictures from your screening.
Call Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinator Aimee Strong, NP at 434-243-8930 to make an appointment.