A Proven Leader
Saint Agnes Hospital is one of the few hospitals in the United States which has extensive experience in performing and analyzing CT screens for lung cancer, because the hospital participated in a national, clinical study called the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program, or I-ELCAP, which involved over 50,000 participants worldwide. A recent groundbreaking study released by the National Cancer Institute proved that CT screening for this deadly cancer can have a significant impact on a patient’s survival.
What to Expect
When you contact the Saint Agnes Lung Screening Program you will be connected with our Nurse Navigator who will walk you through every step of the process. The Screening is designed for individuals who may be at high risk for developing cancer. This includes individuals who are:
- Aged 55-74
- Smoked a pack a day for 30 years or more or the equivalent
- Do not currently have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer
- A current smoker or former smoker who has quit within the past 15 years
If you are eligible, our Nurse Navigator will send an order on your behalf to Seton Imaging Center where your screening will be conducted. Once the order has been sent, you will be able to be screened at your convenience during normal business hours. Seton Imaging Center is located on the Saint Agnes Hospital campus. For directions click here. Seton Imaging’s business hours are Monday- Thursday 7:00 am-7pm, Friday 7:00 am-5:30 pm.
You screening will involve a low dose Computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan is a noninvasive imaging test that can very quickly generate exquisitely detailed images throughout the body using rotating x-rays.
Once your test has been completed the images will be reviewed and assessed by our American College of Radiology certified Physicians. Our team of radiologists are leaders in the region in the detection and assessment of complex diseases.
Once our team has reviewed and compiled a report on your screening that report will be sent to your physician. You will also be contacted by our Nurse Navigator shortly after your screening to inform you of your results. If your screening is determined to be normal, our Nurse Navigator will share that information with you, explain future screening recommendations and provide information to help you quit smoking if you have not done so already.
Should your Screening show an abnormality our Nurse Navigator will be available to help you schedule an appointment with the Saint Agnes Lung Center for further assessment. The Team of Nurses, Doctors and Clinicians at the Lung Center combine the latest technological advancements and unmatched experience to treat all lung disease including lung cancer. To learn more about the Lung Center at Saint Agnes click here.
Accurately diagnosing a lung nodule is a critical first step in fighting lung disease. Using the latest diagnostic equipment such as the Super Dimension Navigation Bronchoscopy System, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and minimally invasive thoracic surgery including the da Vinci surgical system, the Lung Nodule Clinic at Saint Agnes can provide an accurate and detailed assessment of any nodule. The team at the Lung Nodule Clinic brings together thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and interventional radiologists to treat each patient. This multi-disciplinary team is committed to offering not only the most advanced tools and procedures to accurately diagnose a lung nodule but to also develop and implement a treatment plan that is specific to each patient to help them fight lung disease.
The Lung Nodule Clinic is conveniently located in the Angelos Medical Pavilion at Saint Agnes.
3407 Wilkens Avenue, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone Number – 410-368-2350
Fax Number – 410-368-2351
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Dr. Gavin Henry, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Discusses the Lung program at Saint Agnes.
Dr. Kala Davis-McDonald, Director of Pulmonary Medicine discusses the advanced diagnostic techniques used at Saint Agnes.
Dr. Saleem O. Farooqui discusses Seton Imaging’s approach to patient safety.