Dr. Henschke recalls if the low dose CT (computed tomography) scan used for lung cancer screening is painful.
The CT scan is not painful. It takes less than a breath hold to acquire the scan. It takes you longer to get on the table and to get off, and you simply hold your breath and the machine scans you. So there’s no pain, there’s no injection that’s involved in the procedure.
About Dr. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Radiology in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Henschke received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.