Med Center Boosts Radiology Staff to Better Serve Citrus County

CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA (July 2018) – Patients of Seven Rivers Medical Center in Citrus County will benefit from enhanced diagnostic and interventional radiology services, thanks to a new partnership with Radiology Associates of Ocala (RAO), which will be providing Board Certified subspecialty-trained radiologists to enhance the med center’s staff. RAO’S Dr. Caleb Rivera, who specializes in diagnostic radiology and vascular and interventional radiology, has been appointed Chief of Radiology at Seven Rivers. “I think the most significant advantage for patients in the Seven Rivers area is now having subspecialty-trained radiologists providing their care,” says Dr. …

MRI – A Breakthrough in the Diagnosis of Prostate Disease

Prostate cancer affects one in six American men, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in males ages 50 and older. The primary signifier of the possible presence of prostate cancer is an elevated level of a protein produced by the prostate gland called prostate-specific antigen, or PSA. Elevated PSA levels are easily detected through a simple blood test, but, because PSA levels naturally rise with age, what’s considered normal can vary over time. Some men experience sudden increases in PSA protein that, while still within the normal range for their age …

Nuclear Medicine – Enabling Early Discovery & Treatment of Multiple Health Issues

Among the many reasons Radiology Associates of Ocala (RAO) has been a name associated with experience and trust throughout Central Florida for 45 years is RAO’s dedication to breakthrough technologies designed to discover disease in its earliest stages. One of the proven tools we use for rapid discovery is known as nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine describes a set of painless, noninvasive imaging tests that utilize small amounts of radioactive substances called radiotracers, which are used to diagnose and assess the severity and course of many types of cancers, gastrointestinal disorders, neurological problems, …