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CHI Memorial's Breathe Easy Lung Coach

Mobile Lung Cancer Screening

CHI Memorial’s Breathe. Easy. mobile lung CT coach allows us to take low-dose CT lung screening out into our communities and reach people who may not have access or the opportunity to get this scan otherwise. The primary purpose of a lung screening is to look at the lungs for any nodules, masses, or lung cancer. Our screening also captures an image of the heart to calculate a cardiac calcium score which can help people understand their risk for heart disease or heart attack. In addition, the image typically includes a majority of the chest cavity, so a number of incidental findings have been identified during this screening as well (i.e gallstones, thyroid masses, etc).  

When lung cancer is detected at an early stage, there is a significant increase of survival. Please call us at (423) 495-5864 if you have any questions. 

Lung screening criteria

  • Age 50-80 years old (Medicare patients 50-77 years old)
  • Current cigarette smoker or have quit within the past 15 years
  • Have > 20 pack year history (1 pack per day for 20 years, 2 packs per day for 10 years, etc.)
  • Asymptomatic (no signs/symptoms of lung cancer)
  • Patient has not had a chest CT in the last 12 months


Insurance/Grant

Most insurance plans cover the cost of lung CT screening if you meet the criteria. If you don’t have insurance and meet the criteria, we offer grants to cover the cost of screening.


Self-pay

If you don’t meet the criteria to be screened and you are 40 years of age or older, we offer a $150 self-pay option, a significant savings for lung CT screening.

CHI Memorial's Breathe Easy Mobile CT Lung Screening Coach

Call today

Call (423) 495-5864 (LUNG) to register for a low-dose CT lung screening or to schedule the Breathe Easy Coach for an event.

Low-cose CT lung scan

A low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan shows a 3-D image of the lungs that is clearer and more detailed than regular x - rays, allowing doctors to diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stage, before there are any symptoms. Lung cancer symptoms do not usually occur until the cancer is advanced and may include persistent cough, sputum streaked with blood, chest pain, voice change, worsening shortness of breath, and recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis.

The low-dose CT lung cancer scan has been shown to improve survival by 20 percent according to The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Breathe. Easy. low-dose mobile lung CT screening locations

  • May 24, 2024, Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lookout Valley South Chattanooga Community Center, 1151 W 40th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37409 
  • June 2, 2024, Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m., CHI Memorial Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, CHI Memorial, 2525 DeSales Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • June 7, 2024, Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., CHI Memorial Community Health - Hixson, 3905 Hixson Pike, Suite 103, Chattanooga, TN 37415
  • June 10, 2024, Monday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bass Pro Shop, 1000 Bass Pro Dr, East Ridge, TN 37412
  • June 11, 2024, Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Eastlake Community Center, 3610 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407
  • June 13, 2024, Thursday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 2115 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
  • June 15, 2024, Saturday, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., Bethlehem Community Center, 200 W 38th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37410
  • June 22, 2024, Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Resurrected Reformed Baptist Church, 2230 E 18th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404

  • May 23, 2024, Thursday, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lowe’s Fort Oglethorpe, 2215 Battlefield Parkway, Ft Oglethorpe, GA 30742 
  • May 29, 2024, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 611 East Villanow Street, Lafayette, GA 30728 
  • June 19, 2024, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lowe’s, 2215 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742

  • June 18, 2024, Tuesday, 9 - 11 a.m., East Polk Public Library, 136 Main St, Suite A, Ducktown, TN 37326
  • June 18, 2024, Tuesday, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Benton Family Healthcare Center, 6784 Highway 411, Benton, TN 37307
  • June 24, 2024, Monday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 6800 Harrison Park Drive, Harrison, TN 37341
  • June 26, 2024, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., YMCA, 220 Urbane Road NE, Cleveland, TN 37312

  • May 22, 2024, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine, 1238 Taft Highway, Signal Mountain, TN 37377 
  • May 30, 2024, Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 210 Walmart Drive, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379 
  • May 31, 2024, Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 369 Front Street, Spring City, TN 37381
  • June 12, 2024, Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lowe’s, 3535 Rhea County Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321
  • June 17, 2024, Monday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST, Ingles Market, Valley Plaza US 41 East Valley Road, Jasper, TN 37347
  • June 20, 2024, Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST,  Walmart, 16773 Rankin Ave, Dunlap, TN 37327
  • June 28, 2024, Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates, 210 Walmart Drive, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379

Register

To register for a low-dose CT lung screening or to schedule the Breathe Easy Coach for an event, call (423) 495-5864 (LUNG).

Dr. Rob Headrick discusses lung cancer and how providing mobile low-dose CT lung screening is helping to save lives.