Lung Nodule Review Board Results

by Delilah Newton | Nov 22, 2022

At Columbus Regional Health (CRH), we provide our patients access to a full range of lung cancer experts, who work together to provide the very best lung cancer care, close to home. 

Lung Nodule Review Board
We have formed a multidisciplinary team of physicians and medical professionals to create a robust screening program known as the Lung Nodule Review Board (LNRB). The LNRB meets weekly to review lung nodules found during low-dose CT scans of the chest that have met severity criteria outlined by the American College of Radiology. The team reviews each case thoroughly and works collectively to determine the best plan of care for each patient. 

Lung Nodule Review Board Results

  • 4,100 people were screened for lung cancer in the past 5 years.
  • 97 unknown and asymptomatic cancers were detected through screening.
    77 of those identified were lung cancers.
  • 60% of lung cancers identified through screening were early stage cancers that are more treatable.
  • 80% of patients screened required no further testing for one year.
  • 2X the national average of cancers are found in southeastern Indiana.*
  • 3X higher chance of detecting lung cancer in the early stages through lung screening.
  • 2 Days from diagnosis to first consultation with a CRH specialist.
  • 16 Days to start treatment at CRH, which is significantly less than the recommended duration of 42 days. Starting treatment in a timely manner has been shown to increase survival.

*National Cancer Institute, National Lung Screening Trial.

Lung Cancer Screenings $25
This fee includes review by the CRH Lung Nodule Review Board for scans that
meet severity criteria.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening
for lung cancer for adults who meet the following requirements:

  • Ages 50 through 80 years old
  • Have a history of heavy smoking, and are either a current smoker or have quit
    within the past 15 years
  • Heavy smoking means a smoking history of 1 pack a day for 20 years or 2 packs a day for 10 years

The $25 screening fee will be collected at the time of the test and will not be submitted to insurance.
Learn more at crh.org/lungscan.

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