Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers (STRIC) provides the latest CT technology available. By performing low-dose CT Chest, we are able to reduce the amount of radiation to the patient during the surveillance and multiple CT exams administered.

Did you know?

  • The National Lung Cancer Screening Trial identified a 20% reduced mortality from lung cancer with low-dose CT screening.1
  • Smoking causes 90% of lung cancers in the U.S.2
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the U.S.3

Should You Get Screened For Lung Cancer?

The American Cancer Society recommends annual lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan (LDCT) for certain people at higher risk for lung cancer who meet the following conditions:

  • Age 55 to 77 years old and in fairly good health
  • Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years
  • Receive smoking cessation counseling if they are current smokers
  • Have at least a 30-pack per year smoking history

If you meet the screening criteria listed above, you should ask your physician to order a low-dose CT screening at a STRIC location.

To schedule an appointment, dial 210.617.9000 or visit stric.com.

Lung Cancer Navigator Program

  • A lung cancer navigator is a health care professional dedicated to working with the multidisciplinary team involved in the patient’s care.
  • The navigator supports the patient and the family through the many challenges of lung cancer.
  • Our compassionate navigators serve as your personal guide along the road to recovery.

Advanced Lung Center

The Methodist Advanced Lung Center specializes in lung disease and lung cancer treatment in San Antonio, Texas and worldwide. Our exceptional team of doctors, nurses, and therapists focus primarily on the treatment of the following:

  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Interstitial Lung Disease

For more information about Methodist Advanced Lung Center, please call 210-575-LUNG (5864).

Quit Smoking Program

The Quit Smoking Program includes:

  • A one-on-one interview with a medical professional who has advanced knowledge of tobacco cessation counseling.
  • Patient enrollment in Quit Now, a state funded program with 24/7 coaching available.
  • Evidence-based patient education handout.
  • Quit Smoking educational video.
  • Coordination with the patient’s primary provider to initiate adjunct tobacco cessation therapies.

For dates and times of The Quit Smoking Program, please call 210-575-8235.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2 N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 4;365(5):395-409.
3 American Cancer Society