Lung Cancer Screening Resources

The ACR is your best resource for safe, effective lung cancer screening with the latest research, toolkits and key patient information.

Updated USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Would Help Save Lives

Status of Lung Cancer Screening Coverage — Commercial and State Medicaid plans have begin to update their coverage guidelines to reflect the updated USPSTF lung cancer screening recommendation.

Economics & Billing One-Pager (Updated April 2022) — one-page document detailing the economic policy and billing information for lung screening

Incidental Findings One-Pager — this document was created by the LCS Steering Committee to assist nurse navigators in lung screening programs

National Lung Cancer Screening Day — November 11, 2023

Celebrate and save lives by opening your screening center on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

In 2022 almost 400 screening centers opened their doors and participated in Lung Cancer Screening Day.  We're working to build on and improve our successes for LCS Day in 2023. More details to come!

Free materials to assist lung cancer screening centers with return to screening during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Patient safety infographic
  • Resumption of screening quick reference guide
  • Telehealth quick reference guide
  • Template letters for both patients and referring providers

Lung Cancer Screening Locator Tool

Help patients locate a lung cancer screening program and consult resources about screening eligibility.

Find a lung cancer screening location »

Quality Measures

Several short videos are available to demonstrate the LCSR Measure Aggregate Report navigation for use to identify areas for program improvement:

Patient/Physician Shared Decision Aids

Practice Parameters and Technical Standards and Appropriateness Criteria

Resources for Front-Line Lung Cancer Screening Advocates

Quality Assurance


The Colorado Learning Collaborative on Lung Cancer Screening

October 2- Kick off | Debra Dyer, MD | Watch On Demand | Download Slides
October 9- LCS Logistics (barriers & Opportunities Part 1)  | Watch On Demand | Download Slides
October 16 LCS Logistics Barriers & Opportunities Part 2)  | Watch On Demand | Download Slides
October 23 Smoking Cessation in Setting of LCS  | Watch On Demand | Download Slides
October 30 Patient Care | Watch On Demand | Download Slides
November 13 Panel Discussion/Dialogue About LCS — Making It Happen | Watch On Demand | Download Slides
November 20 Best Practices and Looking Ahead | Watch On Demand | Download Slides

Coming Soon:

November 6 Lung Cancer Stigma and LCS Outreach to Rural Communities

Lung Cancer Screening Boot Camp Webinar Series

These webinars — available on demand — provide valuable advice on how radiologists and radiology group practices can implement successful lung cancer screening programs. Each webinar focuses on a specific topic and related discussions about best practices to meet the challenges of lung cancer screening.

Questions may be directed to Tiffany Gowen, MHA, senior program specialist for the Lung Cancer Screening 2.0 Steering Committee.

New! Counsel to Quit: Tobacco Intervention Training Webinar

This free, 60-minute webinar provides health care professionals with information and skills to appropriately screen patients for tobacco use, strategies to advise cessation, and opportunities to connect patients to appropriate tobacco cessation treatment options. Download FAQs »

**Note: CME only offered for live event attendance**

Watch on demand

NLCRT Lung Cancer Screening Webinar Series

To narrow the knowledge gaps regarding the new lung cancer screening eligibility criteria from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society National Lung Cancer Roundtable, in partnership with the ACR®, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and American College of Chest Physicians, hosted this webinar series.

  • Meeting Patients Where They Are: Lung Cancer Screening Outreach Efforts Among Vulnerable Populations (Part 1) ǀ Efren Flores, MD ǀ Watch On-Demand
  • Meeting Patients Where They Are: Tools for Building Capacity (Part 2) ǀ Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH ǀ Watch On-Demand
  • Review of Expanded USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations I Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, FCCP ǀ Watch On-Demand
  • Lessons Learned from a Lung Cancer Screening Program: Shared Decision Making, Smoking Cessation & Adherence ǀ Douglas Arenberg, MD ǀ Watch On-Demand
  • Role of the Primary Care Provider and Nurse Navigator in Lung Cancer Screening ǀ Michael Gieske, MD ǀ Watch On-Demand
  • Lung Cancer in Women ǀ Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH ǀ Watch On-Demand
  • Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment and Care: Long-Term Survivorship Is Now a Reality ǀ Raymond Osarogiagbon, MBBS ǀ Watch On-Demand

Questions may be directed to Tiffany Gowen, MHA, senior program specialist for the Lung Cancer Screening 2.0 Steering Committee.

Smoking Cessation


Questions about Lung Cancer Screening Implementation? Our experts are here to help.

Lung Cancer Screening FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about low-dose CT screening for lung cancer screening.

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Registry vs.  Designated Screening Center


How do the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry and Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation compare?

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