RadInfo Logo Home

USPSTF Updates Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer-related death. Early detection is key to survival. Studies have shown that low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening, as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), reduces lung cancer mortality.

The USPSTF has updated its lung cancer screening guidelines. It recommends annual screening for lung cancer with LDCT in adults age 50 to 80 who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.

For more information, please visit the USPSTF website or visit our Lung Cancer Treatment, Lung Cancer Disease and Lung Cancer Screening pages.

This page was reviewed on March, 31, 2021

Sponsored By

Please note

RadiologyInfo.org is not a medical facility. Please contact your physician with specific medical questions or for a referral to a radiologist or other physician. To locate a medical imaging or radiation oncology provider in your community, you can search the ACR-accredited facilities database.

This website does not provide cost information. The costs for specific medical imaging tests, treatments and procedures may vary by geographic region. Discuss the fees associated with your prescribed procedure with your doctor, the medical facility staff and/or your insurance provider to get a better understanding of the possible charges you will incur.

Web page review process: This Web page is reviewed regularly by a physician with expertise in the medical area presented and is further reviewed by committees from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), comprising physicians with expertise in several radiologic areas.

Outside links: For the convenience of our users, RadiologyInfo.org provides links to relevant websites. RadiologyInfo.org, RSNA and ACR are not responsible for the content contained on the web pages found at these links.