Lung Screening CT

Raising the Bar in Lung Screening Accuracy

At Washington Radiology, we’re using innovative CT techniques to help our patients maintain optimal lung health. Research has shown that lung screening CT is a superior screening tool over traditional X-ray for monitoring lung health among individuals with a history of smoking. All major health organizations now recommend lung screening for individuals between the ages of 55 and 80 who have any of the following risk factors:

  • A current or former smoker (within the past 15 years)
  • With a smoking history of at least 30-pack years (1 pack of cigarettes/day for 30 years or 2 packs of cigarettes/day for 15 years)
  • No history of lung cancer

Follow-up screening is recommended annually for patients who remain at high risk. 

At Washington Radiology, our medical team is led by board-certified radiologists who have specialized training in CT for lung assessment. We provide a warm, caring environment to help ensure your comfort during the exam. There is no preparation required and the scan time is short so you can be on your way quickly and easily.

Get the peace of mind that comes from an all-clear screening result. Or, if something needs attention, find it early and reduce the risk and stress that comes from a later assessment. 


Washington, DC
University Medical Building
2141 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
P: 202-223-9722 | F: 202-659-2819
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Limited Services Available

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.

Chevy Chase, MD
Chase Tower
4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 200, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
P: 301-654-4242 | F: 301-907-7414
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
January 21, 2022: X-Rays are unavailable but will resume services on Monday, January 24.

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.

Sterling, VA
Lakeside @ Loudoun Tech Center I
21351 Ridgetop Circle, Suites 100, 150, Sterling, VA 20166
P: 571-434-0140 | F: 571-434-0144
HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Preparing For Your Lung Screening CT Exam

Patient peace of mind starts with the right preparation. To obtain the best possible study results, it is important that you follow the instructions below. 

During scheduling, a Washington Radiology team member will review with you the preparation instructions specific to your Lung Screening CT exam.  These instructions are repeated here for easy reference.

  • The Lung Screening CT study takes just a few minutes and there is no contrast administration or patient preparation for this exam.

In addition to the written order from your doctor, please remember to bring to your appointment any prior images or reports from outside Washington Radiology if related to the reason for your visit with us.  

If you have any follow-up questions about these CT preparations, please contact the Washington Radiology office where your exam is scheduled and ask to speak with the nurse.