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Calcium Screening


Cardiac Calcium Screening

CT cardiac calcium screening is a noninvasive, 5-minute procedure, where pictures are taken of your heart from outside your body. This screening is a simple, safe, quick and low-radiation way to find out your risk for coronary disease and a sudden heart attack.

Screenings are $49 and available Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • In Tennessee, a physician order is not required to schedule this screening. To make an appointment, please call (423) 431‑1709.
  • In Virginia, a physician order is required to schedule this screening. Talk with your primary care provider to learn more. If you do not have a primary care provider, get established today by scheduling an appointment online.

Screening criteria

If you have at least two or more of the risk factors listed below, they you qualify for a screening. However, if you are under 40 years old, then you must have three or more risk factors to qualify.

If you have a heart stent or history of prior bypass surgery, you do not qualify for the screening.

Risk factors:

  • Ages 40 and over
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Overweight
  • Past or present smoker
  • Physically inactive

Preparation for your screening

Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time and bring a valid form of identification. You may eat or drink prior to the screening.

Patient Stories

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I had a lot of calcium buildup in my arteries. I had no idea. No symptoms, at least none that I knew of.