The SPOTS (Screening Pulmonary Oncologic Tumor Services) Program is the lung screening program established by University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) and University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). The program offers Low Dose CT Scans to patients at high risk for lung cancer. Patients who undergo screening are followed by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians with the benefit of expedited referrals, decreased time to therapy and coordinated treatment.
Once a patient is referred to the SPOTS program, he or she may be scheduled for a Low Dose CT Scan at UMC's Radiology Department. The goal is to look for any lung nodules or abnormalities that may suggest the presence of cancer. If the screening is positive, the patient will be evaluated in clinic by a pulmonologist and the patient may be sent for further testing. If the screening is negative, the patient will be scheduled for undergo annual Low Dose CT Scan.
All patients in the SPOTS program will also be referred to a smoking cessation program.
For referrals or more information, please call 702-NOSPOTS (667-7687) or email Doris Cowell, RN at firstname.lastname@example.org
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University Medical Center’s
Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy™
For the Management and Diagnosis of Lung Disease
When you have a spot, or a nodule, on your lung, it’s important to learn as much as possible about it. Fortunately, now, our physicians have a minimally invasive option at UMC for finding out what your nodule is and what, if anything needs to be done about it.
UMC’s ENB™ procedures provide a minimally invasive approach to accessing difficult-to-reach areas of the lung, aiding in the diagnosis and management of lung disease.
With UMC’s ENB™ procedure, our physician is able to navigate to nodules even in the most distant areas of the lung in a minimally invasive approach. This technology allows UMC to diagnose lung cancer up to six months earlier than traditional methods. Other biopsy options include more invasive techniques like needle biopsy or surgery which carry a higher risk of complications.
For more information about UMC’s ENB™ procedure and early detection please call: (702) 383-2214
Physicians, to schedule an ENB™ procedure call: 702-383-2080