Incidental Lung Nodules

80% of lung nodule patients are found through incidental findings and not lung screening. Are your patients with incidental lung nodules receiving the timely, follow-up care they need for the most positive outcomes?

Gary’s Flank Pain

70-year-old male patient presented to ER with flank pain consistent and shortness of breath. No kidney stone visualized in the CT. Additional findings on the CT noted a new 9mm lung nodule in the right lower lobe. No mention of nodule in impression and no follow up requested. No follow-up occurred.

Patient and Provider Value

When we call a patient about an incidental lung nodule, they are immediately concerned about a cancer diagnosis. As nurses, we use this communication as an opportunity to educate the patient and empower them to be an active participant in their own care.

Patients and their families are consistently grateful that their health system invested in a solution that can ensure appropriate follow-up.

The Discovery360 process, enables the burden of disease surveillance to be offloaded from the Primary Care Physician (PCP).

Discovery360 Key Benefits:

Illuminate helps integrated care organizations:
  • Improve Patient Outcomes with Targeted and Rapid Follow-up
  • Understand and Manage Progress Towards Organizational Improvement
  • Increase Revenue from Incremental Imaging, Testing, and Surgery
  • Reduce Medico-Legal Risk
Discovery360 is a multi-phase workflow solution that powers the identification, follow-up, and coordination of treatment for at-risk patients.

It is known that early detection markedly improves survival, however only 16% of lung cancers in the U.S. are detected at early stages.

Benefits Across the Healthcare Organization

Benefits Across the Healthcare Organization

“My goal is to detect lung cancer at the earliest possible stage, which leads to earlier treatment, and better survival. I hope to never again see a patient with Stage IV lung cancer!”

Mark Perry, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology at KUMC and Section Head of Oncologic Imaging


  • Identify patients with early-stage, treatable cancer to improve their clinical outcome
  • We can help shorten the time for a patient to receive a diagnosis and treatment


  • Reinforce their role in both diagnosing and capturing incidental findings and ensuring follow-up imaging is performed


  • Streamlines and simplifies referrals to specialist.
  • Integrates into current state workflow to support efficiency for providers.


  • Increased downstream revenue from oncology, surgery, and radiation oncology


Further establish your hospital as being:

  • Proactive in maximizing patient care
  • Mitigating medical legal risk
  • Eliminating potential professional liability claims from missed diagnoses

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