ANI Photo | Delhi: AIIMS invites heavy smokers for low-dose CT to diagnose lung cancer

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS, New Delhi will be conducting a study to see the effect of low-dose CT on early lung cancer diagnosis.
According to the information given by AIIMS, “Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi is conducting a pilot study to see the effect of Low dose CT on early lung cancer diagnosis.”
“In this study, heavy smokers above the age of 50 years will undergo free low-dose CT scans. We hereby invite people who are heavy smokers to avail this useful opportunity,” the statement added.
This study is for a short-term defined period only of a few months, or till the planned numbers are achieved.
According to the information from the AIIMS, the study will be done under the guidance of Dr Ayush Goel from AIIMS.
The purpose of the study is to identify lung cancer cases in the early stages before they reach to the advanced stage.
“There were around 103371 cases of lung cancer in India in 2022. Most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage leading to poor outcomes with the median overall survival being only 8.8 months. Screening using low-dose computed tomography (Low Dose CT scan) among smokers may be one of the modalities that could help pick up lung cancer early,” the statement added

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