Women tend to be especially interested in the quality of their healthcare, and likely to perform intensive investigation about the providers they choose. We at Radiology Associates of Ocala’s Women’s Imaging Center strongly encourage this research. Once you delve deeply into local practices, you’ll find that RAO’s Women’s Imaging Center (WIC) is the only comprehensive, full-service center dedicated to women’s diagnostic services. Yes, the only one.
What does this mean for you? It ensures that every women’s imaging service is contained in one state-of-the-art center for unparalleled convenience. More important, it means you benefit from the collaborative experience and information-sharing of WIC’s team of Board Certified radiologists, who subspecialize in all aspects of women’s imaging and deliver exceptional training, education, experience and commitment to every test, every patient, every time.
Only the Most Experienced and Highly Trained Specialists
WIC is led by Medical Director, Dr. Amanda Aulls, who lends a personal understanding and experience to the diagnostic team. “As a woman, I can talk about women’s imaging as more than an MD, but also as someone with firsthand experience,” says Dr. Aulls. “I make it part of my job to confirm that every test is performed with empathy and respect, and that all images are diligently scrutinized for accuracy.” Dr. Aulls and every member of the WIC team, Dr. Fredric Wollett, Dr. Lance Trigg, Dr. Malcolm Williamson, Dr. Ryan Tompkins and Dr. Brian Cartwright, subspecialize in one or more women’s imaging services, including diagnostic radiology and breast imaging protocols.
This is especially important when you consider that many diagnostic practices send their images out to be read by individuals outside their oversight. Not at WIC. “We can’t trust outsiders to have our level of experience, skill and specialized training,” says Dr. Aulls. “Here, all images are reviewed by a doctor who specializes in that particular area, such as breast imaging, who can engage in a personal conversation with a patient’s clinician and directly assist in treatment planning when needed. That’s the kind of care I demand for myself, and for every patient we see.”
Only the Latest, Safest and Most Accurate Diagnostic Services
WIC was among the first regional providers to offer 3D mammography™ exams, also called tomosynthesis, which produce multiple images of breast tissue from varying angles, for greater detail and accuracy. The superior clarity is especially beneficial to the estimated 47% of women with dense breast tissue, which can both conceal tumors and create shadows in healthy tissue. 3D mammography™ technology is up to 40% better at discovering invasive breast cancer, and produces far fewer false positive results, reducing both supplementary exams and patient anxiety – and is the standard of care at RAO.
WIC also remains at the forefront of other women’s diagnostic technologies, including the latest in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound and DEXA bone density scanning.
WIC maintains ongoing accreditation from the American College of Radiology for safety and accuracy in breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy, MRI and other diagnostic testing specialties. These and other factors are why WIC is one of the few regional women’s diagnostic practices to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Only One You
If you need a diagnostic imaging test, from a routine walk-in 3D mammography™ exam to a doctor-referred exam like image-guided biopsy or pelvic ultrasound, do your research, and you’ll discover that no local provider compares to RAO’s Women’s Imaging Center. We deliver the best, because you won’t settle for less.