Preparing for the Examination (for adults)
Before booking a CT lung screening scan, tell your doctor if you have an airway infection, which may appear as an abnormality on the CT scan. If this is the case or if you have recently recovered from such an infection, it may be advisable to delay your screening.
If confined spaces cause you a lot of anxiety or nervousness, you may be able to take a sedative, which you should arrange before the procedure. If you are having the procedure, be sure to have someone with you, as you will not be able to drive that day. Otherwise, there are no restrictions after the procedure—you can resume your normal activities.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.
Please note that CT-Scan examinations are not covered by the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). However, most group insurance plans cover the costs.