Designated by the Lung Cancer Alliance, screening centers of excellence meet the standards of the American College of Radiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and International Early Lung Cancer Action Program. These standards are for controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multi-disciplinary clinical setting. Designees also commit to provide clear, current information on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening.
Salem Health first became a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence in 2015, receiving the distinction again in 2018 and was most recently reaffirmed in 2023. The next assessment will take place in 2024.