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Those between 50 and 80 years of age.

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Those who currently smoke or have quit in the last 15 years.

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Those who smoked for 20 "pack years."

Multiply the number of packs per day by the number of years smoked to determine the “pack year.” For example, 2 packs a day x 10 years = 20 pack years and high risk. 1 pack a day for 20 years = 20 pack years and high risk.

 

FLHC welcomes radiology partners. If you are a radiology provider and want to be a part of our mission to increase lung screening in Florida, contact us today. If you are in the pharmaceutical, MedTech, or other related enterprise, contact us. We welcome your participation.

How to Make an Appointment

  • If You Are High Risk

    You are eligible for lung screening if you meet the criteria above for a high-risk determination. Schedule your screening today.

    *You must have a referral from your primary care physician for the exam.

    *If you do not have a referral, contact us. We can help you.

  • If You Are Not High Risk

    If you are not considered high risk according to the criteria listed above, but you still have concerns—perhaps about family or genetic history—you can still schedule a lung disease screening with FLHC.

    *You will need a physician’s referral. 

    *If you do not have a referral, contact us. We can help you.

  • For Help on Quitting Smoking

    Smoking is not always the cause of lung disease. However, you can reduce your risk by not smoking and by not breathing in second-hand smoke.

    The American Cancer Society has a wealth of resources that can help, or you can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a quit-line that provides confidential, free coaching from highly-qualified experts using evidence-based methodologies.

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Where to Go

It’s important to go to a facility that has experience with Low-Dose CT Screening (LDCT). FLHC-affiliated centers can best assist you in the proper diagnosis and, if needed, follow-up.

More on FLHC's Approach to Screening

We’re creating a screening program of the highest-possible quality for all Floridians. That’s our commitment.

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Low-dose CT screening is one of the most accurate diagnostic tools for finding lung cancer at an early stage, when it is most treatable. CT scans of the lung are able to detect small abnormalities in the lungs that could be the beginning stages of lung cancer. These indicators are often not visible on a routine chest X-ray.

Since a CT lung screening offers the best opportunity for successful treatment of lung cancer before symptoms are noticed, more physicians are opting for lung cancer screening based on risk factors (like smoking and family history), rather than symptoms.

At FLHC, we take it a giant step further. We leverage Artificial Intelligence by DeepHealth to assist radiologists in detecting, classifying, quantifying, and measuring lung nodules.

  • Our AI has an overall accuracy rate of 95.96% for determining the composition of a lung nodule.
  • Readings aided by this technology yield a 10% higher sensitivity compared to unaided readings, while hardly affecting the false positive rate.

This is the extra set of eyes that radiologists can use in the fight against lung cancer.