Thoracic Surgery Services




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Lung Nodule Program

Are You a Candidate?

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Are You a Candidate for the Lung Nodule Program?

You may be a candidate for the Lung Nodule Program if you have been diagnosed with a small, incidental lung nodule as a result of a chest X-ray or full-body CT scan.

Patients are evaluated at the Lung Nodule Program within a week of referral. The appointment includes:

  • A baseline CT scan;
  • Expert interpretation by the chest radiologists of the Division of Thoracic Imaging at HUP; and
  • An examination by a Penn thoracic surgeon.

A surgeon and an advanced practice nurse will develop an individualized care plan for you and schedule follow-up scans at regular intervals over two years. Patients are sent an appointment reminder card for subsequent multi-detector CT exams at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These serial CT scan studies provide our team with precise indications of changes in the nodule.


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Need an appointment? Request one online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week or call 800-789-PENN (7366) to speak to a referral counselor.

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