If you are worried about lung cancer due to your history of smoking, turn your concern into answers.

The Ultrafast Screening of the Lungs is a non-invasive CT scan that can detect abnormalities and lung cancer in its earlier, more curable stages using a new technique called helical low-dose CT scanning. The screening is far more accurate in finding lung tumors than a chest x-ray, the traditional diagnostic tool. It can find lung cancers when they are as small as the diameter of a soda straw, as compared with a chest x-ray that find them when they are about the size of a quarter

If you are a current or former heavy smoker the Low Dose CT Lung Screening can help you act quickly.

Lung cancer is widely known to be the third most common form of cancer in the United States, but is also the leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

In 2013 alone, the National Cancer Institute estimated that approximately 220,000 new cases of lung cancer were discovered, and that lung & bronchus cancer accounted for more than 150,000 deaths. (That’s more than the number affected by colon, breast & prostate cancers COMBINED). The majority of cases are diagnosed at a very late stage, which offers a low survival rate of only 5 years after diagnosis.

Like mammograms have done for breast cancer, a CT Lung Screening offers you and your provider the opportunity to catch any concerns at a much earlier stage. This gives your provider time to make informed decisions, and offer you a wider variety of treatment options than what may otherwise have been available to you. The Ultrafast CT Lung Screening is being hailed as the next advancement in preventative care, and is receiving support from organizations and medical societies nationwide.

There are two ways you can schedule a CT lung screening exam.

1. Self-schedule-cash payment – $215.00

Self-schedule – Call Advanced Radiology Columbia, Jefferson City or Osage Beach and say, “I would like to schedule a CT Lung Screening exam.  Frequently you can be scheduled the same day.  You will be required to pay $215.00 before the scan.


Columbia (573) 442-1788

Jefferson City (573)635-6262

Osage Beach (573) 746-7010 

2. Medicare Eligible-meet Medicare requirements

Medicare Eligible-If you meet Medicare requirements print out the script below and schedule a visit with your physician.  Your physician will review the script asking questions that will qualify you for the exam. Your physician will call our center to schedule or give you the script and you may call and schedule.  You will need the script in order for Medicare to cover the exam.



The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends a baseline screening test for the following two (2) high-risk groups.

High Risk Group I

People 55 -77 who have smoked for 30 or more “pack years” will qualify. Example/ one pack day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years.

There is a pack per day calculator on line:


People who quit smoking over 15 years ago are excluded.

 High Risk Group II

People 50 years old and older who have smoked for 20 or more “pack years” and have at least one or more risk factor other than second-hand smoke are at risk.

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We offer exceptional imaging and procedure quality as well as same day results!  We pride ourselves in providing clinically specific, detailed reports, and consultative services.

We conveniently have three Mid-Missouri locations to better serve you with same and next day appointments with weekend and evening availability!  We want to make your diagnostic experience as easy as possible!  

We are committed to providing convenient, high quality radiology services at a price you can afford (typically about 30% less than a hospital).  Get a quote in minutes!  Call 573-442-1788!

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