Your next steps are determined by the size and appearance of any spots found on your lung scan. Depending on your results, your next steps may include one or more of the following:
- Follow-up low-dose CT scan of your lungs
- Lung biopsy
A lung biopsy is when a small sample of lung tissue is removed so that it can be looked at more closely under a microscope. This procedure usually takes place at a hospital. Lung biopsies can be done in different ways; with a small needle, under a CT scanner, or with a small scope and with local freezing to your throat. You may feel some soreness or discomfort after the procedure and may need to rest for 1 to 2 days.