Imagine seeing a detailed, 3D image of your heart in motion, empowering you to make the best choices possible for your long term cardiac health.
Dr. Alberto Morales, MD, one of Tampa Magazine’s Top Doctors, is leading the way in providing patients with state-of-the-art technologies specializing in preventative heart disease. His preventative approach to treating cardiac health helps patients at the earliest stages of heart disease, often conditions that are hard to diagnose or undetectable through routine screenings.
The South Tampa Cardiology (STC) Advanced Imaging Center is a free-standing clinic providing medical imaging technologies in a comfortable, non-hospital setting.
Here are a few of the exciting cardiac technologies we are proud to offer.
A Picture of Your Heart in 15 Minutes
The CardioGraphe CT Scanner is a cutting edge medical imaging technology that is unparalleled in its ability to detect the earliest stages of coronary artery disease.
It works by capturing a single heartbeat, reducing the amount of radiation needed by other scanners during a process called a Computerized Tomography Angiogram (CTA).
Unlike other medical imaging technologies, this process is non-invasive and can take as little as fifteen minutes.
Since many patients can be asymptomatic, providing this care is essential for protecting the heart from experiencing complications down the line. Diagnosing and treating the condition will help prevent damage to the coronary tissues and may remove the need for a more serious surgical intervention in the future.
Using Sound to Unlock Your Cardiac Health
STC also uses the EPIC7 Ultrasound system, a state-of-the-art imaging technology that provides an uncompromised level of clinical performance.
It works by delivering specific sound waves and echoes to the heart and surrounding blood vessels, painting a vivid picture of your heart in stunning detail.
This technology provides super high-resolution imaging of the entire cardiac system— the valves, chambers, and walls—down to the pixel. This enables a more accurate and reliable diagnosis of any heart conditions that may restrict blood flow into the muscles of your heart.
Protect You Heart, Protect Your Future
When it comes to protecting your heart, being proactive is the key to success. A healthy diet and active lifestyle is paramount, but so is regular screenings to detect cardiac conditions before they become a problem.
STC provides a full spectrum of advanced services that can help prevent and detect heart problems including stress testing, cardiac MRI, cardiac arrhythmia management, preventative cardiology, and more.
To schedule an appointment or to learn about STC, contact our clinic today.