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Lung Program
Abbott Northwestern Hospital is designated by the American College of Radiology as a Lung Cancer Screening Center. We meet the highest standards for low-dose CT screening.

Lung Program

Members of your care team also include a clinical research nurse; clinical social worker; physical and occupational therapist; and respiratory therapist.

Lung Nodule Clinic

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The experts at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute's Lung Program help address the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of those with lung cancer and their families.

Advanced technology

The most current diagnostic and treatment equipment and procedures are available to the Lung Program at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

These include:

  • spiral CT scans
  • intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) allows doctors to see and diagnose lesions deep in the lungs to help make treatment decisions
  • video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS) - allows for a less invasive procedure than traditional thoracotomy, leading to a faster recovery and the ability to begin other treatments sooner
  • SABR - stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for lung cancer (high dose/short course)
  • Rapid Arc (VMAT) treatment that provides IMRT in single or multiple arc therapy, reducing treatment daily session time by over half.