TGH Imaging will not only support patients and physicians in the South Florida area, but also work closely with the academic medical center's TGH Cancer Institute, allowing for a more streamlined process from diagnosis to treatment. The teams will take a multidisciplinary approach and strongly emphasize compassionate and personalized care that focuses on the whole patient. Should patients require treatment in Tampa, they can return home to the East Coast for follow-up care with their health care provider.
Tampa General is the third highest ranked hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23 and is the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Patients who need a higher level of care have a direct connection to Tampa General's academic medical center resources through its affiliation with USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, including research breakthroughs, a wider variety of clinical trials and options for advanced immunotherapy procedures, enhanced personal treatment plans, and a convenient path to complex surgeries.
Tampa General Hospital has been affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine since the school was created in the early 1970s. Tampa General Hospital is the primary teaching affiliate of the University of South Florida medical school and more than 300 residents are assigned to Tampa General Hospital for specialty training in areas ranging from general internal medicine to neurosurgery. In addition, USF medical, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy students all receive part of their training at Tampa General. Faculty of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine admit and care for patients at Tampa General as do private practice physicians, many of whom also serve as adjunct clinical faculty at USF.
ABOUT TGH IMAGING
Established in 1994, TGH Imaging, formerly known as Tower Radiology, is one of the largest outpatient radiology practices in West Central Florida, with 21 locations in four counties. The new name marks Tampa General Hospital's complete purchase of Tower Radiology, expanding its statewide outpatient sites to 84, including primary care, urgent care, rehab, cancer care, surgery, and imaging. After decades of working closely, the purchase officially combines industry expertise and the drive to deliver world-class care through innovation to enhance the quality and coordination of outpatient care while achieving the optimal patient experience. TGH Imaging holds accreditations in all imaging modalities by the American College of Radiology (ACR), is an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and is a designated ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center. For three years, TGH Imaging has been the Tampa Bay Times, People's Choice Best of the Best Mammogram Center in Tampa. TGH Imaging offers specialized services such as 3D mammography, weight-bearing open MRI, cardiac MRI, wide-bore MRI, low-dose CT lung screening, PET/CT, and 64-slice CT. All exam interpretations are by board-certified radiologists that hold additional certifications in imaging-focused subspecialties and participate in the academic missions of research and teaching by serving as faculty and staff for USF and FSU Colleges of Medicine in the Departments of Radiology. TGH Imaging's mission is to provide the highest quality screening and diagnostic radiology services to patients and providers in our community within a safe, compassionate, professional, and technologically advanced environment.