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Pulmonary care

Pulmonary care provides treatment for lung and respiratory conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, certain allergies and chest wall conditions.

Pulmonary medicine in Weber County

We help you breathe easier with lung screening services.

At Ogden Regional Medical Center, we are dedicated to supporting your lung health by offering lung screenings that can help detect cancer earlier.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Lung screening for cancer

This low-dose, CT lung scan can help save your life by catching the early signs of lung cancer. If you qualify, schedule your screening today!

Schedule a lung screening today! (801)-476-6900

Our lung screening services

Lung cancer is leading causes of cancer-related death in America. If you currently smoke or have quit smoking in the last 15 years, a low-dose CT scan may be the key to finding out if you are in the early stages of lung cancer.

What is a low-dose CT scan?

A low-dose CT scan is done in the hospital radiology department. Multiple pictures are taken as you lie on a table that slides in and out of a machine that looks like a giant donut. The pictures are then combined for a detailed image of your lung. The scan does not require a hospital stay and is usually completed in about 15 minutes.

Why should you get a lung cancer screening?

Statistics show that lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The lung screening helps detect lung cancer early on. If caught early, there is a much higher likelihood of curing the cancer and prolonging your life.

Who should be screened?

If you fit the following criteria, you should consider a low-dose CT scan for lung cancer:

  • Patients 55-80 years of age
  • Have a 30 pack-year history of smoking (1 pack a day for 30 years, 2 packs a day for 15 years, etc.)
  • AND are a current smoker, or have quit within the last 15 years

Will insurance cover a lung screening test?

The scan is usually covered by insurance if you meet the requirements for being at risk. To meet those requirements, you must be between the ages of 55-80 with private insurance or between the ages of 55-77 if you are covered by Medicare. Please check with your individual insurance provider for benefits and co-pay information.

How are results of the scan determined?

If your scan comes back as “positive”, it means the images of your lungs show something abnormal. In this case, you may need to have additional scans or other procedures. Your options will be discussed with your physician to find the best treatment plan for you.

A “negative” scan result means there is no abnormal findings at the time the scan was performed. It is recommend that you are then re-tested on a yearly basis.

It is also possible to get an “indeterminate” result. In the case of an indeterminate result, your physician may recommend follow-up imaging at a later time.

Even with a negative result you could still be at risk for lung cancer later in your life. The best way to prevent lung cancer is by quitting smoking now. If you are currently smoking, talk to your doctor about the best ways to help you stop.

How often should I be screened?

Even if your initial screening result is negative, you should be screened yearly. Your provider will be sure to remind you of your yearly lung screening and schedule it for you.

How do I schedule the screening?

To schedule a screening at Ogden Regional Medical Center, call (801)-476-6900. The team will walk through the process for securing a referral from a physician and help schedule your scan.

Our Pulmonary care Locations

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Ogden Regional Medical Center
5475 S 500 E
Ogden, UT 84405
 (801) 479 - 2111

Currently Viewing:

Ogden Regional Medical Center
5475 S 500 E
Ogden, UT 84405
 (801) 479 - 2111
St. Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
 (801) 268 - 7111

33.6 miles