To increase awareness of lung cancer screening (LCS) among referring providers, current and former smokers and their caregivers, the ACR recently partnered with the National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT) to launch an outreach campaign in the 10 states with the highest incidences of lung cancer.
This effort — launched during National Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November — enables the ACR to promote this life-saving LCS screening and lung cancer care on a wider scale.
The ACR took a leadership role in identifying resources about LCS, smoking cessation and non-smoking lung cancer care for the NLCRT Resource Center, which provides valuable information to interested parties.
New ACR LCS Resources
The ACR also continues to develop and post additional LCS resources for radiologists, referring physicians and patients on the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Resources page, including:
- ACR Lung Cancer Screening Economics & Billing Quick Reference Guide. This guide is intended to answer commonly asked questions about lung cancer screening logistics, program requirements, economics and billing issues.
- ACR Lung Cancer Screening Webinar Series. The series covers a variety of best practices for implementing successful lung cancer screening programs.
- American Association for Physicists in Medicine (AAPM): Protocols for Lung Cancer Screening. The AAPM has published safe and reasonable LCS CT protocols for select exams plus educational material about the use of CT. The LCS CT protocols were updated on July 24, 2019. Read more about the LCS CT protocols.
- Low-Dose Lung CT for LCS. In November, Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR, discussed Radiation Safety and Low-Dose Lung CT for Lung Cancer Screening in an Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.
The ACR helps radiology practices ensure safe, effective LCS for patients and provides you with access to the latest research, toolkits and key patient information.