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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A local hospital is offering discounts on CT scans for smokers.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital has begun offering discounts on low-dose lung scans after a national study found that early diagnoses can reduce mortality by 20 percent.

“This is the first randomized study ever performed showing a benefit of detecting a (lung) cancer early, that would actually lead to better a outcome”, said Dr. Subarao Inampudi, a radiologist at Abbott Northwestern.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

That’s the reason Abbott Northwestern is offering an incentive for current and former smokers between the ages of 50 and 74 to get a CT scan.

The national study involved 56,000 subjects. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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