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Arati C. Patel, MD - Profile
Arati C. Patel, MD
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Carrie Tilley, MS, ANP-BC, RN, AOCNP®
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Lung Cancer - Breate Easier Banner
Lung Cancer - Breate Easier Banner


Early lung cancer shows no signs or symptoms, but if caught early, it is often treatable.

If you or someone in your family is a current or former smoker, you probably worry about their cancer risk. CalvertHealth’s High Risk Thoracic Clinic is here to help you breathe easier.

Whether you are a current smoker, a previous smoker or even a non-smoker who has been exposed to environmental toxins or second hand smoke, your lung health matters.

Our lung health program provides:

  • Connection to tobacco cessation resources and support
  • A dedication Nurse Navigator to answer any questions you have, every step of the way
  • Lung cancer screenings (low dose CT scans) through Calvert Medical Imaging Center
  • A collaborative multidisciplinary team of specialists including interventional radiology, pulmonology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, thoracic surgery, registered dietitians and pulmonary rehabilitation therapists

To qualify patients for the low dose CT scan, patients must:

  • Be between the ages of 55 to 70 years
  • WITH a 30 pack year smoking history
  • AND is currently smoking or has quit within the past 15 years


Low Dose CT Scan FAQs

Who should be screened?

Currently lung cancer screening recommendations and coverage of a low dose CT includes:
  • Anyone between the ages of 55 to 70 years
  • WITH a 30 pack year smoking history
  • AND is currently smoking or has quit within the past 15 years

How often should someone have the lung cancer screening?

  • For current smokers, Low Dose CT is recommended yearly until someone has reached 15 years smoke free.

What is the radiation exposure?

The radiation exposure from LDCT is around 1.5 milliseverts, which is about 90 percent less than a regular CT scan.
For more information, contact the High Risk Thoracic Clinic by calling 410.414.4575.
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