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If you'd like to schedule an appointment for a second opinion, call 434.924.9333.


Need a Second Opinion?

If you'd like to schedule an appointment for a second opinion, call 434.924.9333.


If you need to speak with someone about your appointment, call 434.924.9333.

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If you'd like to make an appointment or get a second opinion, call 434.924.9333.

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How to Get a Screening

Physician Referral

You must meet with your primary care physician and discuss what is involved with a lung cancer screening, prior to undergoing a lung cancer screening at UVA. You do not need to be a UVA patient to receive your screening test here.

While meeting with your primary care physician, he or she will discuss the following high-risk criteria that must be met for you to get a screening:

  • Currently free from symptoms of cancer
  • Between ages of 55 and 77
  • Smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years or longer
  • Currently smoke tobacco products or have quit within the past 15 years

Costs and Coverage

Medicare and most private insurance companies cover the cost of lung cancer screening if you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

In February 2015, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) added low-dose CT lung screening to their preventative service benefits for patients who meet eligibility criteria. Private insurers and CMS will reimburse for LDCT lung screening for patients that meet the above high-risk criteria. 

No matter what your financial or insurance coverage may be, please call our program coordinator for more information if you are interested in a scan.

Screening Center of Excellence and ACR Accredited

UVA is designated a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for following evidence-based national guidelines and demonstrating compliance with the compressive standards developed by the National Lung Screening Trial based on best practices for controlling low-dose CT scan quality, radiation dose, and diagnostic procedures and compliance.

For meeting national quality and patient safety standards, four lung screening locations at UVA Cancer Center have been designated as Lung Cancer Screening Centers by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR designation is earned by meeting rigorous safety and diagnostic care measures, including the use of advanced CT technology of the chest, ensuring proper follow up procedures are in place and offering smoking cessation programs to high-risk lung cancer patients.

ACR-Accredited Lung Cancer Screening Locations:

Schedule a Screening

Call 434.924.9333 to schedule your lung screening. Contact your doctor first for a referral.

Concerned About Screening?

UVA's thoracic radiology team will review your scans and report findings to your doctor. If they see anything suspicious, they will guide you and your doctor through the steps for seeking treatment.