Many people may not realize that a radiologist is a licensed physician who has completed four years of medical school, a year of internship and four years of residency in general radiology. Some undergo a year of fellowship as well. Such extensive education and training is necessary to deftly diagnose, manage and treat disease and utilize the latest advances in technology and procedural applications. Many of Radiology Associates of Ocala’s radiologists have earned sub-specialty fellowships, ensuring expertise and hands-on experience in their respective areas of study.
Some radiologists venture even further to earn a Certificate of Added Qualification from the American Board of Radiology, which denotes proficiency and ongoing education in his or her field(s). This supplementary education supports a radiologist’s mastery of complex and sophisticated evaluations and treatments designed to detect and manage specific diseases and disorders. RAO’s Drs. Kerry Raduns, Ralf Barckhausen, Malcolm Williamson, and Amanda Aulls have each earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in the subspecialty of neuroradiology, a discipline that addresses diseases of the brain, neck, sinuses and spine, and conditions related to the central nervous system, such as stroke, seizure disorder, cancer and trauma. RAO’s Board Certified team of subspecialty radiologists has the enhanced training and experience to utilize the latest and most advanced diagnostic tools, including MRI, CT, angiography, myelography and others, to diagnose disease and work directly with neurologists and surgeons to help plan any necessary treatment.
RAO Drs. Kerry Raduns, Kareem Bohsali, and John Scales and have earned Certificates of Added Qualification in Interventional Radiology, a discipline devoted to a wide range of vascular and non-vascular diseases affecting the abdomen, pelvis, thorax and limbs, and provide outpatient options for treatment that are quicker, safer, less invasive and more cost-effective than traditional surgery. Our doctors employ progressive techniques like angioplasty, angiography, ablation and embolization to diagnose and treat patients without invasive surgery, as well as use pinpoint image guidance for procedures like biopsies, stent placement, vertebroplasty, thrombolysis, fluid drainage, fibroid treatment, hepatic and renal treatments, and nerve pain therapy.
The extra training and testing not only help deliver optimal treatment, they also add an extra measure of security for patients. After all, when you need a diagnostic or therapeutic service, you want to know your doctor is exceptionally trained, experienced and qualified. It’s our commitment to safety, security and accuracy that makes RAO the preferred provider of diagnostic and interventional radiology services for countless medical practitioners throughout Central Florida.