What is the TLHC Programme

The Targeted Lung Health Checks (TLHC) programme has been set up by NHS England to improve early diagnosis and survival for those diagnosed with cancer. It targets those most at risk of lung cancer. Following the lung health check those assessed as high risk will be offered a low dose Computerised Tomography (CT) scan.

There are a number of areas in England where NHS Lung Health Checks are either taking place or starting soon.

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What we offer

The DMC Radiology Reporting team has the know-how and expertise and is ready to support the new pilot sites to deliver the NHS Lung Health Check programme.

Our Offer

Led by two leading UK thoracic radiologists, Professor Simon Padley and Professor Sujal Desai

Unique expertise: as part of the Royal Marsden Partners/Royal Brompton Hospital programme, have already reviewed and reported ~ 2500 low dose CT studies

A team of thoracic radiologists who regularly attend/lead local lung cancer MDTs and report >500 thoracic CTs annually as part of normal clinical practice

Employ the latest nodule volumetry software

Applies British Thoracic Society guidelines for nodule management

Access to unique and dedicated App for management of nodule at baseline, follow-up and incident rounds

Validated report templates

We are here to help, we have the expertise and technology, we know exactly what you need.
Contact us today at 0207 635 1012 or email radiology@dmchealthcare.co.uk.

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