CLEAR Clinic

CLEAR Clinic

CLEAR Clinic

Get peace of mind today. Early detection of lung cancer means longer lives.

CLEAR ClinicLung cancer patients usually do not have symptoms until the disease reaches advanced stages. A low-dose CT scan, now available at Medical City’s Chest Lung Evaluation and Resource (CLEAR) Clinic, allows our physicians to get high quality images with very low amounts of radiation. Dr. Mitch Magee, CLEAR Clinic Medical Director, has more than 20 years of experience in the treatment of lung cancer, resulting in many happy endings for his patients.

Who should have a low-dose CT scan?

High-risk individuals eligible for the lung cancer screening include current or former smokers, 55 years of age or older, who have smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes per day for at least 30 years. The screening is also available for individuals at least 50 years of age or older if they have smoked one pack of cigarettes per day for at least 20 years and have one additional risk factor, including cancer history, lung disease history, family history of lung cancer, radon exposure or occupational exposure.

Should you be screened for lung cancer?

Click here to see a few quick questions that may help you determine whether you should be screened.

What is a low-dose CT scan?

Dr. Mitch Magee, MD

A CT scan is a type of x-ray that can take cross-sectional images of the inside of the body.The scan is painless. The scan can make clearer images of organs than standard x-rays. A 2012 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that screening with the CT scan decreased the rate of death overall, and the rate of death due to lung cancer, compared to screening with a standard chest x-ray. A low-dose CT scan uses less radiation than a traditional CT scan.

What happens during the scan?

During the actual scan, you will be asked to lie still on a stretcher-like table. You will be able to remain fully-clothed. We ask that you avoid wearing clothing with metal, buttons, or underwire bras. The scan usually takes 15 minutes.

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Who should have a low-dose CT scan?

High-risk individuals eligible for the lung cancer screening include current or former smokers, 55 years of age or older, who have smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes per day for at least 30 years. The screening is also available for individuals at least 50 years of age or older if they have smoked one pack of cigarettes per day for at least 20 years and have one additional risk factor, including cancer history, lung disease history, family history of lung cancer, radon exposure or occupational exposure.

Should you be screened for lung cancer?

Click here to see a few quick questions that may help you determine whether you should be screened.

What are the treatment options?

Options include radiation therapy, and surgery. Dr. Magee is an expert in minimally-invasive lung surgery techniques. Read more here.

Dr. Mitch Magee, MD

Meet Dr. Mitch Magee, MD
CLEAR Clinic Medical Director
Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology, Medical City Dallas Hospital
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Lung Nodule Clinic

A lung nodule is a small mass of tissue in the lung that can be visible on a routine screen. Most nodules are benign, but some are cancerous. Medical City’s CLEAR Clinic is the only lung nodule management clinic in north Texas. Experts at the CLEAR Clinic can determine whether the nodule should be treated or left alone. If a lung nodule is new or has changed in appearance, your doctor may recommend a future CT scan, positron emission tomography (PET) scan or biopsy. Most doctors can detect the nodule on an imaging test. But it takes the experience of the CLEAR clinic to determine if the nodule needs treatment.

The Lung Nodule Management Clinic offers:

  • Customized patient and family education
  • Ongoing collaboration and communication with referring physicians
  • Dedicated nurse navigator to facilitate the plan of care and manage follow up visits
  • Evaluation, diagnosis, and recommendations guided by the American College of Chest Physicians guidelines
  • Coordination of care with multiple specialties, including Thoracic Surgery, Radiology, Pulmonology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology

Our Services

The Clear-Clinic treats many lung, esophageal and mediastinal diseases:

For Physicians

If you’d like to discuss your patient’s symptoms or history with a physician on-staff at the CLEAR Clinic, or determine if your patient is a candidate for the CLEAR Clinic, you may call 972-566-CLEAR. You can also upload your patient's scans or records here.

Contact Us

The Medical City Clear Clinic is conveniently located at:  7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

Please contact CLEAR Clinic nurse navigator, Molly Sutton, at 972-566-CLEAR (2532).
You may also email Molly at molly.sutton@hcahealthcare.com.