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Module Highlights LDCT Lung Cancer Screening

Apr 22, 2015
The ASRT has introduced Low-Dose Computed Tomography, an online educational product designed to teach radiologic technologists LDCT screening techniques for patients with lung cancer. The module also provides guidance for radiology managers looking to provide reimbursable LDCT services to patients in the Medicare program.

The product was created in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to cover lung cancer screening with LDCT for high-risk patients including former and current smokers.

The module is approved for 1 Category A continuing education credit and includes a summary of the procedure, how to recognize the differences between diagnostic and screening examinations, and a guide to identifying the major structures seen on CT scans of the chest. Content of the course also covers the eligibility requirements for patients and imaging facilities to participate in Medicare's LDCT screening program.

“When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its national coverage decision on Feb. 5, we jumped into action,” said ASRT's Chief Academic Officer Myke Kudlas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM), CIIP. “We’re thrilled that we were able to respond quickly and produce an educational product that comprehensively answers many of the questions about LDCT lung cancer screening techniques and reimbursement requirements for Medicare patients.”

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