To prepare for a low-dose CT scan, you may need to:
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- Change into a hospital gown. You may be asked to remove your shirt and change into a gown.
- Remove any metal you're wearing. Metals can interfere with the imaging, so you may be asked to remove any metal that you might be wearing, such as jewelry, glasses, hearing aids and dentures.
- Providing guidance on lung cancer screening to patients and physicians. American Lung Association. http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-screening-guidelines. Accessed Dec. 9, 2013.
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- Humphrey LL, et al. Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography: A systematic review to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2013;159:411.
- Patz EF, et al. Overdiagnosis in low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer. JAMA Internal Medicine. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1785197. Accessed Dec. 11, 2013.
- Computed tomography (CT) — chest. RadiologyInfo.org. http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=chestct. Accessed Dec. 9, 2013.
- Screening for lung cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Rockville, Md.: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf13/lungcan/lungcanfinalrs.htm. Accessed Dec. 31, 2013.