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Cost & Benefits FAQ

Each institution charges for the screening CT scan, with most United States facilities charging between $100 and $400. If you meet the Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements of age and smoking then the screening is provided at no cost to you. Some locations also provide free CT scans to participants if the facility has a funded research program for people who do not meet the criteria for a free scan. If a positive or questionable finding is seen and follow-up procedures are required (such as a diagnostic CT scans or biopsy) the participant is responsible for the costs either through insurance or self-payment.

Medicare and Medicaid Services provides free annual screenings to men and women who are 55 to 77 years old and have smoked at least 30 pack-years and are either currently smoking or quit smoking less than 15 years ago.