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CT for smokers

An ultra-low-dose computer tomography of the lung (thorax) is recommended for all long-time smokers over the age of 50 in order to visualise any changes (cancer, emphysema, bronchitis) at an early stage. And yet: Benign and malignant changes cannot always be differentiated with a CT scan – follow-up examinations are often required.

About the appointment

We offer this examination at the following locations in Vienna.
  • Immediate appointment
  • Personal consultation with a doctor
  • KFA, private free-choice physician, private

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Requirements for smoker screenings

  • Please bring any previous findings (CT, X‑ray results, lung function tests, etc.) to the examination.

Important information

  • A thoracic CT is performed with low-dose X‑ray radiation and a contrast agent.
  • An examination is recommended for those who have smoked for more than 25 pack years. A pack year is calculated from the number of daily consumed cigarette packs multiplied by the years a person has smoked.
  • An inconspicuous CT is not a free pass to continue smoking. We recommend that smokers combine their screening with one of the available methods for quitting.

Procedure for a smoker screening

  • The examination does not take longer than two minutes.
  • It is completely painless.
  • The CT image is taken while the patient inhales deeply. You will be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds.

Waiting time for an appointment

Appointments without waiting times are possible.

Costs & reimbursement

We do not bill statutory health insurers with the exception of KFA. Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.

CT per region

ÖGK, BVAEB, SVS – from € 150.00
Private – from € 270.00
KFA – covered by statutory health insurance