Lung Cancer Screening Program

If you think you might be a good candidate, bring the Lung Cancer Screening Prescription Form to your physician.

For additional questions or if you need help arranging a scan, please call 203.276.3365.


Personalized Care. Clinical Excellence.

The fact? Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and most of the time is not diagnosed until you have symptoms like cough, chest pain, or weight loss. The good news? When detected early, you have the best chance to be cured. And, quitting smoking is the best way to decrease your chance of developing lung cancer.

The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a recent study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, has shown that low-dose CT lung cancer screening in high risk individuals can reduce mortality rates by up to 20% due to early detection.

As always, we encourage you to discuss the risks and benefits of lung cancer screening with your physician.

Who Should Get A Lung Cancer Screening?

If the following applies to you, you should consider a low-dose CT scan:

  • You’re between 50-80 and a current smoker
  • You’re a former smoker that quit within the past 15 years and smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for 20+ years.

Why Choose A Lung Cancer Screening Program?

  • Our multidisciplinary team approach lets physicians of various specialties work together to determine the best course of action for your care.
  • We’re designated by the American College of Radiology and a Screening Center of Excellence, and recognized by the Lung Cancer Alliance.
  • Our board-certified radiologists interpret all scans utilizing the latest version of Lung-RADS, the interpretation protocol developed by the American College of Radiology. Abnormal results are immediately evaluated by one of our pulmonologists or thoracic surgeons.
  • Patients with abnormal results can be efficiently evaluated and treated by our lung cancer program experts with state-of-the-art technology such as:
    • Navigational bronchoscopy
    • Endobronchial ultrasound
    • CT, PET/ CT, MRI
    • Molecular pathology testing
    • Minimally-invasive surgical techniques
    • CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Our lung cancer screening program provides a dedicated Nurse Navigator who acts as a liaison between the patient and caregivers, improving access to personalized and efficient care.
  • We will maintain contact with your primary care physician, ensuring that all results and recommendations are effectively communicated.

Lung Cancer Screening Locations

There are three convenient locations in Fairfield County, CT.


After Your Lung Cancer Screening

Our radiology team will review your scan and a report will be sent to your physician who will then connect with you personally. He or she may recommend a follow-up appointment if necessary.

Commit To Quit

The Stamford Health lung cancer screening program is closely linked to our Smoking Cessation Program, overseen by pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, and two certified tobacco-cessation specialists. We cannot emphasize enough that smoking cessation is the single most important intervention to lower the likelihood of developing lung cancer.

Please call 203-276-QUIT (7848) to schedule an appointment.

Lung Cancer Experts, Closer to Home

Through this important collaboration, we offer an expert multidisciplinary approach to lung cancer care. Every new lung cancer patient at Stamford Health is presented at a multidisciplinary conference with Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center physicians. Learn more about what sets us apart and meet some of our expert providers.



Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and most of the time is not diagnosed until you have symptoms like cough, chest pain, or weight loss. The good news? When detected early, you have the best chance to be cured.

Our Physicians

Michael A Bernstein
Pulmonary Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

(203) 348-2437

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Michael  Ebright
Thoracic Surgery

(203) 276-4404

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Mark E Ginsburg
Thoracic Surgery

(845) 362-0075

Caroline  Gulati
Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

(203) 348-2437

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Frantz C Hastrup
Pulmonary Medicine

(203) 348-2437

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James S. Krinsley
Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

(203) 348-2437

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Desh S Nandedkar
Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

(203) 348-2437

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Alex  Ortega
Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

(203) 348-2437

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Lisa  Rho
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

(203) 348-2437

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