Screening Center of Excellence
Halifax Health – Center for Oncology is honored to have been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably saves tens of thousands of lives a year.
We are proud and honored to be to be given this designation as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. Our commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to advancements in research and many lives saved.
What does it mean to be a Screening Center of Excellence?
Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to provide clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening, and to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting.
“At Halifax Health – Center for Oncology we are dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care. Low dose CT screening has shown to be the only proven method to detect lung cancer at an early and treatable stage. We are thrilled to hold this distinction, setting an example for responsible screening practices across the country,” says Debra Trovato, Service Line Administrator.
To find out more about LDCT scans offered for $125 or for questions and information call the Halifax Health – Lung Cancer Patient Navigator at 386.425.LUNG