Holzer Low Dose CT Scan recently had its 100th patient, Janice Ratliff (shown center), for 2016. Janice remarked, “The staff is so friendly and keeps me at ease. It’s so nice to have a service like this close to home, and I really enjoy how quickly I receive my results of the test. We are blessed with this program.”
Also photographed: left, Sandy Thomas, Program Coordinator, Holzer Low Dose CT Scan, and Robin Blagg, Holzer CT Tech.
Holzer offers Low Dose CT Scan services in Gallipolis and Athens. The goal of screening is to detect lung cancer at a time when it is not causing symptoms and when treatment can be most successful. Research has proven that screening is effective at increasing survival and quality of life. Individuals who are eligible to receive the low-dose CT Scan include patients age 55-77, and are smokers or who have quit within the last 15 years with a smoking history of at least 30 packs-years. Pack-years are calculated by multiplying the average number of packs of cigarettes a person smokes per day by the number of years a person has smoked.
For more information, call (740) 441-3905.