Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8:00 am (Updated: February 28, 8:59 am)
Nuclear workers from Oak Ridge are among the 10,000 who have received low-dose CT scans to detect early-stage lung cancer.
The scans are part of the Worker Health Protection Program, a medical surveillance program for U.S. Department of Energy workers.
A recent national study confirmed that low-dose CT scans can prevent death from lung cancer in high-risk individuals.
Nuclear workers from Oak Ridge’s K-25 Site, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 facilities continue to be offered this medical screening technology at no cost.
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