Thoracic Imaging Ordering Guide

This Ordering Guide is meant to assist physicians when ordering a medical imaging exam with Quantum Radiology. The guide includes common indications as well as recommendations for the most appropriate examination.

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Examinations may be further tailored to a patient’s specific condition. When ordering an exam, please include the clinical question/specific condition in question so that the appropriate imaging can be performed.

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Symptom / Concern Exam to Order
Abnormal chest X-ray, lung finding CT chest without contrast
Abnormal chest X-ray, mediastinum or hilar finding CT chest with contrast
Dyspnea, suspect pulmonary embolism CT chest with contrast
Dyspnea, suspect interstitial lung disease High-resolution CT chest without contrast
Follow-up pneumonia / pleural effusion CT chest without contrast
Follow-up lung cancer CT chest with contrast
Lung Cancer screening High-resolution CT chest with contrast
Post COVID suspected lung diseases High-resolution CT chest
Significant smoking history Reference lung cancer screening guide

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