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Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Screening

Westchester Medical Center offers Early Lung Cancer Detection to High Risk Patients

Lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) helps detect lung cancer at an early stage when it can be removed completely and cured. The Westchester Medical Center (WMC) lung cancer screening program offers high quality imaging with state-of-the-art CT equipment. Our program includes a subspecialty-trained, board-certifi ed thoracic radiologist, pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation oncologist and thoracic surgeons based at WMC.

Please CLICK HERE for our brochure.

Will I be exposed to radiation?

Yes, CT requires the use of x-rays to generate images. Low- dose screening CT at WMC uses approximately 20% of the radiation dose used for an average diagnostic chest CT.

Can I get a lung cancer screening CT without a provider’s order?

No, New York State law requires a provider referral for CT lung cancer screening. If you do not have a provider, our CT lung cancer screening program navigator will be able to help.

How will I be informed of the results?

Your screening CT will be interpreted by experienced, board-certifi ed radiologists. A letter with results will be mailed to you. The full report will be sent to your provider, who will then discuss the result with you.

If an abnormality is found, does it mean I have cancer?

Not necessarily. Small nodules and other abnormalities are found in about 1 in 5 screening CT scans, but most of these turn out to be benign — not cancer. Additional tests, most commonly followup scans, may be necessary to separate these incidental nodules from early cancers.

What makes the lung cancer screening program at WMC better than others in the area?

The WMC Lung Cancer Screening Program offers a dedicated nurse practitioner who will help you walk through the entire process of screening; a subspecialty-trained, board-certifi ed thoracic radiologist, pulmonologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, and state-of-the-art CT equipment.

By Phone

The Central Scheduling Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Our Phone: 914.493-2500 (to schedule an appointment press 2)
  • Fax: 914.493.2501
  • Nuclear Medicine Phone: 914.493.7552
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology Phone: 914.493.7560

Online

You can also request an appointment online by clicking the button below

Scheduling Your Appointment

When calling our scheduling department, a friendly voice will greet you and ask for some information to schedule your examination. If possible, please have the following information available:

  • General information: name, address, telephone number with area code, Social Security number, driver's License number
  • The prescription from the doctor describing the type of examination to be performed.
  • What type of insurance you have.
  • If the examination you are having requires a pre-certification or pre-authorization number, please give that number to the scheduler. If you are not sure whether or not your particular insurance provider requires a pre-certification or pre-authorization, please call your insurance benefits coordinator who should be able to help you.
  • Specific information: You may be required to give more detailed information about your examination such as if you have any allergies, if you take certain kinds of medication or, in the case of an MRI examination, if you have a pacemaker or any metallic objects inside your body.

Please notify the scheduling staff if you have had any previous examinations at the Advanced Imaging Center or Westchester Medical Center.

     

Westchester Medical Center Advanced Imaging     
19 Bradhurst Avenue, Suite 1000
Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 493-2500

 

Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road 
Valhalla, NY 10595
914.493.6692

Get Directions via Google Maps

The Advanced Imaging Center hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are available for MRI services.


From Tappan Zee Bridge
  •  One mile after tolls, stay to the left for Exit 8 (287 East to White Plains -- New England)
  • Get off at Exit 4 Hartsdale. At the stop sign, make a left. Make next left -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge).
  • Get off at Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway). Stay on the left -- Parkway North.
  • Get off at second exit on the Sprain Parkway marked (Medical Center). At the stop sign, make a right. At the traffic light, make a right onto Bradhurst Avenue, then make a right into the entrance of the Medical Arts Atrium Building.
  • Westchester Medical Imaging Services is in the Medical Arts Atrium Building, Suite 1000. Once inside the building, go to the right toward the elevators, then go to your left. Straight ahead will be the entrance to Westchester Medical Imaging Services.

From Connecticut/New England Thruway I-95

  • Get off at Exit 21 -- 287 West (to Tappan Zee Bridge). Continue on 287 to Exit 3 (Sprain Brook Parkway).
  • Then, follow above directions.

From Northern Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties

  • Take the Taconic Parkway, South, to Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Get off at the second exit (right after the police barracks), Route 100, Hawthorne. At the end of the exit ramp, bear right onto Route 100 (which is also Bradhurst Avenue).
  • Westchester Medical Imaging Services is located at 19 Bradhurst Avenue, in the Medical Arts Atrium Building (which is past the first traffic light). Make a right into the entrance of the Medical Arts Atrium Building. Once inside the building, go to the right toward the elevators, then go to your left. Straight ahead will be the entrance to Westchester Medical Imaging Services.

 

Rozenshtein, Anna
Rozenshtein, Anna
Director, Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging
Body Imaging
Radiology
Shapiro, Robert S.
Shapiro, Robert S.
Medical Director, Advanced Imaging, Director, Clinical Affairs and Quality Assurance
Body Imaging
Radiology
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