Lung Cancer Screening CT Program



The Lung Cancer Screening Program at National Jewish Health focuses on early detection of lung cancer, using a low-dose, painless CT scan. CT screening can find areas of concern before there are any symptoms and when lung cancer can be cured.


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Lung Cancer Screening Costs

Lung cancer screening is free to those who qualify. All costs are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies with no co-pay. 


Who Should Be Screened

Current or former heavy smokers who have smoked in the past 15 years, ages 55-80 years old


Schedule a Lung Cancer Screening

Call 1.877.713.5066 for more information and to schedule your screening. 


About Our Program

National Jewish Health is recognized as a leading Lung Cancer Screening Program by respected lung cancer organizations and the State of Colorado.

Our radiologists have special expertise in chest and lung imaging, including lung cancer screening. 


Lung Cancer Screening Saves Live

The results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), published in 2011, showed that screening high-risk individuals with yearly low-dose CT scans can significantly improve lung cancer survival.

In response to this study, many nationally respected organizations recommend lung cancer screening CTs for high-risk individuals.

  • American Cancer Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Lung Association
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force
  • American Medical Association


Clinical Trials

Current & Former Smokers Needed for Lung Research Study

Our researchers are studying the lungs of current and former smokers to understand how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a disease that is common among smokers. You do not need to have COPD to participate in this study.

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Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 6 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to more than 300 active clinical trials
  • 121-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders