CHI Memorial Named Screening Center of Excellence

02/13/17 News Article

CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer – carried out safely, efficiently and equitably – saves tens of thousands of lives a year. More than 700 low dose CT screenings were performed at CHI Memorial in 2016.

Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to providing clear information, based on current evidence, about who is a candidate for lung cancer screening; and, to comply with comprehensive standards based on best practices for control of screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures.

“CHI Memorial is dedicated to providing the highest quality care, and low-dose CT screening is the only proven method to detect lung cancer at an early and treatable stage,” said Krish Bhadra, MD, board certified interventional pulmonologist at the CHI Memorial Buz Standefer Lung Center. “We are thrilled to be part of this elite group, setting an example for responsible screening practices across the country.”

CHI Memorial is dedicated to providing the highest quality care, and low-dose CT screening is the only proven method to detect lung cancer at an early and treatable stage.

- Krish Bhadra, MD, board certified interventional pulmonologist at the CHI Memorial Buz Standefer Lung Center
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