Advanced Imaging Center
Advanced cardiac imaging is changing the field of cardiology, and Greatly enhancing the diagnosis and prevention of heart disease.
AS BOTH A “PREVENTATIVE CARDIOLOGIST” AND AN “IMAGING SPECIALIST,” DR. MORALES HAS ACHIEVED THE RARE COMBINATION OF CERTIFICATION IN BOTH FIELDS.
This allows him to be much more definitive than other cardiologists in detecting and treating potentially life-threatening heart disease before it happens.
“As preventative cardiologist and imaging specialist, my goal is to catch heart disease early and save lives,” says Dr. Morales.
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Key Benefits of Advanced Cardiac Imaging
And yet, after the pain and trauma of an invasive diagnostic catheterization, data from the American Heart Association and other large-scale studies show over 50% of the diagnostic catheterizations in the U.S. would end up with negative results – no significant obstruction. That’s a lot for a patient to endure to confirm there is no obstruction.
NOW, WITH ADVANCED IMAGING SUCH AS THE CARDIAC CT, SOUTH TAMPA CARDIOLOGY CAN PROVIDE CRISP AND ACCURATE 3D IMAGES OF THE HEART AND CORONARY ARTERIES WITH A SAFE, PAINLESS, NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURE THAT TAKES JUST MINUTES.
Providing the Best Technology for Our Patients
CardioGraphe Cardiac CT Scanner
- The CardioGraph uses a much lower dose of radiation than other whole-body CT scanners. This makes the process safer for patients.
- The imaging is based on a single heartbeat and a high-speed scan. That provides crisp, stunning 3D images of coronaries, valves, chambers, and myocardium in a single heartbeat while reducing the contrast volumes and the need for the administration of beta-blockers.
EPIQ 7 Ultrasound System
- Unlike conventional systems that form the images line by line, the EPIQ 7 creates images with optimal resolution down to the pixel level.
- The result is clearer images and more accurate diagnoses for the patient.
A Full Range of Cardiac Imaging Under One Roof
In the past, patients would have to travel to several offices or hospital locations to get all the tests necessary for a thorough cardiac evaluation. At South Tampa Cardiology we provide a full range of advanced image testing with a friendly and knowledgeable staff in the comfort of our modern, new office location.
Board Certified in Cardiac Imaging
Dr. Morales provides imaging services in fluent English and Spanish. In addition to his board certifications in Cardiovascular Medicine and Internal Medicine, he has the following board certifications in Advanced Cardiac Imaging:
Cardiac Computed Tomography
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
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