Personalized and Informed Treatment Decisions

HALO Dx is committed to early and comprehensive detection of lung disease and cancer. We offer advanced CT scans powered by an expert team of radiologists and the latest technology. Our services include screening for lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis and more.

  • Lung Cancer Screening and Map Report

  • Chest CT Scans

  • Lung Density Analysis

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Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening can help find cancer earlier when it is easier to treat.

 

Who should consider lung cancer screening: 

  • 55-77 years of age

  • No signs or symptoms of lung cancer.

  • 30-pack years or greater history of smoking tobacco (example: 15 cigarettes a day for 40 years).

  • Current smoker or those who have quit smoking within the last 15 years.

  • Patients must have a written order for Low Dose CT from a qualified health professional. 

 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave a final B grade to its recommendation that people who meet the above criteria should receive annual CT scans to detect lung cancer.

 

Preventive services with a B rating or higher by the USPSTF must be reimbursed by insurers at no cost to patients under the Affordable Care Act.

 

Source: National Cancer Institute; National Lung Screening Trial (NLST)

 

Individuals who may additionally benefit:

  • Patients with a history of lung cancer treated greater than 5 years.

  • Individuals at an increased risk of lung cancer.

  • Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and occupational hazards, like exposure to asbestos

Learn More About Lung Screening Frequently Asked Questions

THE MOST ADVANCED LUNG HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Advanced Diagnostics to Help Inform Your Decisions

PERSONALIZED LUNG MAP REPORT

The Lung Map Report is designed to provide you a personalized and quantitative description of your lung health. This report can help outline important considerations in improving and maintaining healthy lung function.

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Lungmap

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LUNG HEALTH DIAGNOSIS

HALO Dx has partnered with Imbio LLC to bring AI-driven solutions in lung health. Imbio's Lung Density Analysis™ is the only fully-automated, regulatory cleared image analysis providing a complete mapping of normal lung, air-trapping and areas of persistent low density in a combined image to help visualize the components of COPD.

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Lung Health Diagnosis

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

We are always here for you! Contact us to schedule an appointment or to talk to one of our clinicians.
EMAIL at contact@halodx.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW IS THE SCREENING PERFORMED?

  • Halo Dx offers low dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans for lung cancer screening at all our Desert Medical Imaging Centers and at the Open Systems Imaging Center, Chico, California.

  • Low-dose X-rays are used to screen the lungs for cancer in just 30 seconds.

HOW DO I PREPARE BEFORE THE SCAN?

  • Inform your referring physician of any lung conditions and/or respiratory concerns.

  • Remove any wearable devices and metal accessories.

HOW DO I FOLLOW UP AFTER THE SCAN?

  • An appointment typically lasts about 30 minutes, although the actual CT scan usually takes only a few minutes or less.

  • After the scan the patient can leave and resume normal activities.

  • The scans are interpreted by expert radiologists and the reports are sent to the referring physician or pulmonologist.

  • Patients should follow up with referring primary care provider or pulmonologist for further consultation.

WHAT ARE SOME SMOKING-RELATED HEALTH RISKS OTHER THAN LUNG CANCER?

If you are a long-time heavy smoker, you are at a high risk of developing one of the following conditions:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

  • Airway diseases such as chronic bronchitis

  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

  • Coronary calcification (hardening of blood vessels)

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ON LUNG CANCER SCREENING?

Please visit these websites for more information: 

  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, USPSTF (link)

  • Mayo Clinic (link)

  • American Lung Association (link)

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (link)

  • UpToDate Lung Cancer Screening (link)

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED RESULTS OF A LUNG CANCER SCREENING TEST?

  • No abnormalities: In the event that no abnormalities are found, individuals can decide if they like to continue to screen annually until a certain age.

  • Detection of lung nodules: Lung nodules may be detected. Small nodules (<3mm diameter) are clinically insignificant.

  • Larger nodules may require further attention and monitoring within a few months. If the nodule continues to grow, a lung biopsy may be recommended.

WILL INSURANCE COVER MY LUNG CANCER SCREENING?

  • Talk to your insurance provider.

  • Most insurance providers cover lung cancer screen per USPSTF guidelines.

  • Medicare/Medicaid services may cover screening for those between 55-77 years of age with a smoking history of 30 pack years or more.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I QUALIFY FOR LUNG CANCER SCREENING?

  • Fill out the quick form above to see if you qualify for a lung cancer screening test.

FIND THE NEAREST LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT CHEST CT EXAM

DESERT MEDICAL IMAGING, PALM SPRINGS

DESERT MEDICAL IMAGING, PALM SPRINGS

1133 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Suite B,
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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DESERT MEDICAL IMAGING, INDIAN WELLS

DESERT MEDICAL IMAGING, INDIAN WELLS

74785 Hwy 111, Suite 101,
Indian Wells, CA 92210

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DESERT MEDICAL IMAGING, INDIO

DESERT MEDICAL IMAGING, INDIO

81800 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Suite C,
Indio, CA 92201

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ACR DEMANDS ACTION AFTER HIGH-PROFILE TRIAL TALLIES 25% LUNG CANCER DEATH RATE DIP

January 30, 2020

"Dutch-Belgian researchers this week unveiled findings from the long-running NELSON trial, which has tracked the impact of such imaging check-ins on lung cancer rates. With nearly 16,000 high-risk individuals followed over a decade, the team reported a 24% lower risk of death from lung cancer among men who received screenings. Results were even more promising among women, with a 33% reduction, according to results published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine."

Excerpt from "Radiology Business" 

Author: Marty Stempniak

Read the full article HERE

DIAGNOSIS CRITERIA FOR COPD DIAGNOSIS CRITERIA FOR COPD

DIAGNOSIS CRITERIA FOR COPD SHOULD BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE CT SCAN, OTHER FACTORS

November 19, 2019

"Lung treatment experts are advocating for the widespread use of CT scans to help better diagnose and treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Doing so could potentially add millions of new diagnoses of the condition each year, but also help clinicians to catch its progression earlier in the disease process.

Researchers made their case in a recently published special edition of the Journal of the COPD Foundation."

Excerpt from "Radiology Business" 

Author: Marty Stempniak

Read the full article HERE

VAPING LEADS TO RESPIRATORY DISEASE RISKS VAPING LEADS TO RESPIRATORY DISEASE RISKS

VAPING LEADS TO RESPIRATORY DISEASE RISKS

December 16, 2019

"E-cigarette use is linked to a higher association with respiratory diseases, one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

In fact, researchers determined e-cigarettes are an independent risk factor for respiratory diseases alongside traditional cigarettes. Using both, which most in the study tended to do, was the riskier than using either product alone, according to the findings."

Excerpt from HealthExec 

Author: Amy Baxter

To read the full article CLICK HERE