Lung Screenings

Lung Screenings

Lung Screenings

The Lung Screening Unit in UMMC will help detect lung cancer and provide a clear look into the health of the lungs. The screening will help in diagnosing the disease before the symptoms appear. Earlier the detection of lung cancer, more effective is the treatment.

The screening tests for diagnosing lung diseases or lung cancer may include laboratory tests to analyze the blood and fluid samples, genetic tests to evaluate inherited genetic markers linked to the disease, and imaging tests to diagnose the condition. A specific screening test for a patient depends on various factors like gender, age, and family history. 

The Lung Screening Unit is led by a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists who have pioneered in understanding effective techniques in the treatment of lung cancer. Our unit is equipped with the latest imaging facilities for prompt screening.

We usually perform a low-dose computed tomography scan of the chest to high-risk patients who do not have symptoms for screening of lung cancer. This technique combines special x-ray equipment with advanced computers to produce several cross-sectional images of the lungs. The image quality is sufficient to detect any abnormalities, and it uses 90% lesser ionizing radiation than a conventional CT scan.

Available Locations

UMMC North

16750 Red Oak,
Houston, TX 77090



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