Heart Lung Vascular Screenings


The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers vascular and pulmonary screenings throughout the year.

Noninvasive Vascular Screening

Noninvasive vascular screening helps reveal blood flow problems in three areas: the carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease. Each procedure is performed utilizing state-of-the-art ultrasound diagnostic equipment.

COPD Screening

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. However, many people do not realize they have the disease. It is a chronic lung illness that involves blockage of the airways. COPD develops over time, which means many people will not notice symptoms–such as shortness of breath–for years. Although there is no cure, there are things you can do to slow the damage and help you to feel better. 

Are You At Risk for COPD? 

 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of illness and the fourth leading cause of death. However, many people don’t realize they have the disease. 

  • Do you cough several times most days?  
  • Do you bring up phlegm or mucus most days?  
  • Do you get out of breath more easily than others your age?  
  • Are you over 40 years old?  
  • Are you a current smoker or an ex-smoker? 

 If you answer yes to three or more of the above questions, you may be at risk for COPD.

Cardiac Calcium Scoring (4 Your Heart)

This outpatient screening uses the advanced technology of the non-invasive 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner to find out if plaque is building up on the walls of your heart’s arteries.