Lung Cancer Screening

Our cancer experts use advanced imaging and diagnostic tools to provide comprehensive lung cancer screenings.

Lung Cancer Screening

Our cancer experts use advanced imaging and diagnostic tools to provide comprehensive lung cancer screenings.

Advanced Screening for Early Signs of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women in the United States, but annual screenings are key to detecting cancer early and improving outcomes.

Our highly trained radiologists use low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans to check for early signs of lung cancer. Unlike a chest X-ray, this test takes many detailed images of your lungs, helping us better identify any possible issues. If you need follow-up testing, our radiologists and pulmonologists can help.

To take part in our program, you must meet certain lung cancer screening guidelines, including age, smoking history and other risk factors.

Why Is Lung Cancer Screening Important?

Why Choose Us for Your Lung Cancer Screening

A Keck Medicine of USC oncology doctor holds a Chris Draft White Ribbon Project ribbon that reads Lung Cancer Awareness
  • Your screening is conducted by highly trained radiologists and pulmonologists, who are experts in spotting all types and stages of lung cancer.
  • We specialize in low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans, an effective screening method to help detect lung cancer early.
  • Our lung cancer screening program is certified by the American College of Radiology.
  • We are recognized as a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.
A Keck Medicine of USC oncology doctor holds a Chris Draft White Ribbon Project ribbon that reads Lung Cancer Awareness

Inner Strength

Patient Story

Dr. Nieva helped me face the diagnosis with more strength and less fear.

Inner Strength

Patient Story

Dr. Nieva helped me face the diagnosis with more strength and less fear.

Our Team

Mark Agulnik, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Sarcoma

Aaron J. Ahearn, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Hematology

Sandra Danielle Algaze, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer

Scott M. Atay, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer  View more

Craig J. Baker, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery  View more
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery

Eric Chang, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology Med …
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Brain Tumor

Peter Sung Chung, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator …
Specialties
Pulmonary Critical Care, Lung Transplant Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery

Anishka Ann D’souza, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology

Dechen Dolkar, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Practiti …
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery  View more

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Kambiz Etesami, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more
Specialties
Medical Oncology

Adam Arebi Garsa, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Yuri Genyk, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Transplant Institure
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more
Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Colorectal Cancer  View more

Takashi Harano, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Transplant Surgery  View more

Cynthia S. Herrington, MD

Accepting new patients
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surg …
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Jennifer C. Ho, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Lung Cancer, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

James S. Hu, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Sarcoma

Ming Lu Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Stephen Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Hematologic Coagulation Disorders  View more

Gino Kim In, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery

Syma Iqbal, MD

Accepting new patients
Medical Director, Inpatient Services, Norris Cancer Hospital
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer

Priya Jayachandran, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Richard L. Jennelle, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Navpreet Kaur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Jim Kim, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Anthony W. Kim, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer  View more
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery

Raymond C. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Nara Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Diane Chushin Ling, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

Min Janice Lu, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator …
Specialties
Pulmonary Critical Care, Lung Transplant Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Zaw Win Myint, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Medical Oncology
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer, Hematology

An D. Nguyen, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer  View more
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer

Sanjeet G. Patel, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Transplant Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Disease  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Medical Oncology  View more

Jacek K. Pinski, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation

Jonathan A. Praeger, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation  View more

David I. Quinn, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology

Adupa Rao, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor (Clinician Educator)
Specialties
Pulmonology, Transplant Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Lynda D. Roman, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Medical Oncology  View more

Graeme M. Rosenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Airway Intervention and Reconstruction, Lung Cancer  View more
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Robert R. Selby, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Abdominal …
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Linda S. Sher, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief for Clinical Research
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Tommy Sheu, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiaton Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Hamid Shidban, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery

Joomee Shim, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery  View more
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Darcy V. Spicer, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Genetic Testing Care

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair, Department of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Medical Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer  View more
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Brain Tumor

Varsha Tulpule, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology

Brooks V. Udelsman, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Foregut Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor Of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Winfield J. Wells, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Sean Conor Wightman, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Airway Intervention and Reconstruction

Kenneth Kan Tin Wong, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Jason Ye, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer  View more

Annie A. Yessaian, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Cli …
Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Medical Oncology  View more
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Jenny Zhou, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery  View more

Shannon M. Zielsdorf, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Scott M. Atay, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer  View more

Craig J. Baker, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery  View more
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more

Cynthia S. Herrington, MD

Accepting new patients
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surg …
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Ming Lu Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Anthony W. Kim, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer  View more

Raymond C. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Sanjeet G. Patel, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Transplant Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Disease  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation

Jonathan A. Praeger, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation  View more

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair, Department of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Winfield J. Wells, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Mark Agulnik, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Sarcoma
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Hematology

Sandra Danielle Algaze, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer

Anishka Ann D’souza, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery  View more
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Colorectal Cancer  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Lung Cancer, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

James S. Hu, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Sarcoma

Stephen Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Hematologic Coagulation Disorders  View more

Gino Kim In, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Melanoma Surgery, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery

Syma Iqbal, MD

Accepting new patients
Medical Director, Inpatient Services, Norris Cancer Hospital
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer

Priya Jayachandran, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Nara Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology

Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer

Min Janice Lu, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology

Zaw Win Myint, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hematology, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Medical Oncology

An D. Nguyen, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer  View more
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer, Hematology
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Lung Cancer
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Medical Oncology  View more

Jacek K. Pinski, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology

David I. Quinn, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology

Lynda D. Roman, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Medical Oncology  View more
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Joomee Shim, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery  View more

Darcy V. Spicer, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Genetic Testing Care
Specialties
Breast Cancer, Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Brain Tumor

Varsha Tulpule, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Clinical Associate Professor Of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Annie A. Yessaian, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Cli …
Specialties
Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Medical Oncology  View more

Jenny Zhou, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology
Specialties
Medical Oncology, Hematology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery  View more
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Eric Chang, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology Med …
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Brain Tumor

Dechen Dolkar, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology (Practiti …
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Adam Arebi Garsa, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Jennifer C. Ho, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Sarcoma and Melanoma Surgery, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Richard L. Jennelle, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Diane Chushin Ling, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Tommy Sheu, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiaton Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer  View more

Kenneth Kan Tin Wong, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Jason Ye, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Specialties
Radiation Oncology, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer  View more
Specialties
Radiation Oncology

Scott M. Atay, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer  View more

Takashi Harano, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Transplant Surgery  View more

Anthony W. Kim, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer  View more

Graeme M. Rosenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Airway Intervention and Reconstruction, Lung Cancer  View more

Brooks V. Udelsman, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Foregut Surgery

Sean Conor Wightman, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Airway Intervention and Reconstruction