Lung Cancer Screening Resource Roundup
Start here to learn more about lung cancer screening.
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.
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.
Connect patients with support and advocates to help deal with a diagnosis and make treatment decision.
Clinical Care Resources
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).
ACR and the Society of Thoracic Radiology offer CT lung cancer screening practice parameters to help you provide safe and effective lung CT exams.
Practice Management Resources
Earn the ACR gold standard in CT accreditation and show that your facility meets the highest quality and safety standards in medical imaging.
Demonstrate your commitment to quality lung cancer screening with this ACR designation.
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.
The ACR, RBMA, and Lung Cancer Alliance team up to explain the ins and outs of reimbursement for lung cancer screening.
Learn more about coverage and payment and review ACR answers to frequently asked questions.