Easy, Fast and Non-Invasive

Our scans are performed by our Registered CT Technologists and read by our Board Certified Medical Doctors of Radiology

Invaluable information from our scans help our patients to stay on top of their health.

We’re here to help

By knowing what may be developing inside their bodies, our patients, along with their health care professionals, can take the necessary steps to treat these deadly diseases. Our certified technician will guide you through the process and ensure you have a comfortable and pleasant experience. Our licensed, board-certified radiologist will review your images and personalize a report for you to share with your physician.

  • Certified Technicians

  • High-Accuracy CT Scanner

  • Early Detection Is Important

Frequently Asked Questions

We scan from the shoulders to the base of the pelvis. We do not scan limbs. We are looking at your vital internal organs for abnormalities.

All our scans are unenhanced/non-contrast with no dyes, needles, or injectables.

We typically ask that you are here 10-15 minutes before your appointment time to fill out any pre-appointment paperwork.

Our coronary artery calcium score reports are completed and post-processed by our ARRT registered CT technologists. They measure calcium build up located in the four main coronary arteries by area per square millimeter using the Agatston Scoring system.

Please be sure to bring your stent card for the technologist. Because our scans are noninvasive, we need to know the location of prior stents to provide you with accurate scoring results.

If you have multiple stents, you may not be a candidate for this exam. Please contact us with your stent information to be sure you qualify. Scoring accuracy may be limited since calcium and stents appear similar when visualized under CT.

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover our scans. Insurance will cover evaluations that are requested when patients have symptoms. Tragically, that is often when it’s too late. Our patients are scanning preemptively for symptomatic conditions to find these deadly diseases at the earliest possible time.

Our scans take between 5-8 minutes, but along with a consultation, we do ask that you allow 1 to 1.5 hours for your total appointment time.

All our scans are performed by an ARRT registered CT Technologist who is licensed in the state of Florida.

By utilizing I-dose™, a dose reduction software, our scanner delivers the lowest dose reasonably achievable for diagnostic results. This provides our patients with a scan that is lower in dose than traditional CT.

Our scans are read by our Board-Certified Radiologists.

Because our coronary calcium score scans are noninvasive, anyone who has undergone a CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) will not be eligible. This is due to inaccuracy in value and scoring, as well as obscured information from post-surgical changes.

High-Accuracy CT Scanner Imaging

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what our patients are saying

Saving Lives Through Early Detection

“Great & Welcoming”

5 / 5

My wife and I had the complimentary heart scan done. The facility was great and welcoming and the staff were very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend getting the heart scan done for peace of mind.

“Lifeguard Imaging Is Amazing”

5 / 5

The whole check-in process to the scan itself and then the results! – could not have been more efficient. The entire staff there is very polite and very knowledgeable – makes you comfortable to know that you are in safe hands. I would not recommend any other place than Life Guard imaging for all your medical scanning needs in Tampa. This is my real experience at Life Guard. Thank you!

“The Overall Experience Was Outstanding!”

5 / 5

The personnel were very helpful, from answering question about the process to performing the scan. We highly recommend that everyone will have this procedure completed. Life Guard Imaging has made these medical studies available to everyone.