Lung Cancer Screening Resource Roundup

Start here to learn more about lung cancer screening.

Lungs blog

November 2015

It’s been a big year for lung cancer screening. In February, years of research and advocacy efforts paid off when tens of thousands of Medicare patients gained access to this life-saving screening. Since then, providers and patients have been figuring out what this access looks like in practice.

The ACR has put together the following resources to help radiologists navigate these new waters, whether you’re a patient seeking information about screening, an imager working to improve patients, or a practice manager making a business case.

Patient Resources Lung Cancer Screening

Refer patients to this resource of pain-language descriptions of lung cancer screening procedures.

Smoking Cessation Resources

Recent research indicates that lung cancer screening can lead to misconceptions about the need to quit smoking. Emphasize to patients the need to stop smoking and refer them to smoking cessation tools from the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.

Lung Cancer Advocates

Connect patients with support and advocates to help deal with a diagnosis and make treatment decision.

Clinical Care Resources

Lung Cancer Screening Education

Learn how to implement a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program in your practice; receive CME/SA-CME credits and comply with ACR requirements for lung cancer screening through this all-new, interactive eLearning activity.


Standardize your lung cancer screening CT reporting and management recommendations with the ACR Lung Imaging Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS).

Practice Parameters and Technical Standards

ACR and the Society of Thoracic Radiology offer CT lung cancer screening practice parameters to help you provide safe and effective lung CT exams.

ACR-STR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Reporting of Lung Cancer Screening Thoracic Computed Tomography (CT)

Annals of Internal Medicine — Screening for Lung Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Practice Management Resources

ACR CT Accreditation

Earn the ACR gold standard in CT accreditation and show that your facility meets the highest quality and safety standards in medical imaging.

ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center

Demonstrate your commitment to quality lung cancer screening with this ACR designation.

Lung Cancer Screening Registry

The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry, approved by CMS for reimbursement and PQRS participation, will calculate audit measures and provide peer comparisons. Learn more with the frequently asked questions about registries.

Lung Cancer Screening Webinar on Coverage and Payment

The ACR, RBMA, and Lung Cancer Alliance team up to explain the ins and outs of reimbursement for lung cancer screening.

Coverage FAQs

Learn more about coverage and payment and review ACR answers to frequently asked questions.

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