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Screening Information

Midwest Lung Cancer Screening Program

CT Screening Criteria

To qualify you must be between the ages of 55 and 80 and have a 30 pack year smoking history; and if a former smoker, have quit within the last 15 years.

What is a 30 Pack Year History?

  • 1 pack per day for 30 years
  • 2 packs per day for 15 years
  • 3 packs per day for 10 years

If you have additional questions please call our Nurse Navigator, Jessica Gregg, at 1-855-670-2777


A fee of $199 is due at the time of the scan. Most insurance companies do not currently cover the cost of a lung cancer screening CT. Determining insurance coverage is the patient’s responsibility. If coverage is available, Mary Lanning Healthcare will bill the insurance company and reimburse the patient subject to the plans deductible and co-insurance.

Scheduling an appointment

We strive to collaborate with your primary care physician; therefore, we do require a physician’s order to schedule the lung cancer screening CT. If you meet the required criteria please contact your physician and request an order for the lung cancer screening CT.

If you do not have a primary care physician please choose from the list of Family Practice and Internal Medicine doctors in the Hastings area. Your primary care physician may require you to be seen and evaluated prior to ordering the CT lung cancer screen.

What to expect

The CT scan is performed in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. During the scan you will be asked to lie very still on a table which will slowly move horizontally through a chamber to capture images of your lungs.

A computer workstation combines these pictures into very detailed images. These images are interpreted by a board certified radiologist.

The procedure takes about 15 minutes and there is no preparation required.


Once the scan has been performed and reviewed by a Radiologist, the findings will be sent to your primary care physician. Your primary care physician will contact you and coordinate further testing if necessary.