What’s missing at most women’s imaging centers?
Women doctors, who provide a personal and compassionate approach to women’s diagnostic care. That’s why RAO is proud to introduce Dr. Amanda Aulls, Diagnostic Radiologist, subspecialist in breast imaging and Medical Director of Women’s Imaging at RAO, and Dr. Janet TerLouw, Diagnostic Radiologist and subspecialist in breast imaging.
In addition to their extensive medical and diagnostic training, Dr. Aulls and Dr. TerLouw possess a firsthand understanding of the experience and importance of women’s diagnostic tools like 3D mammography™, stereotactic biopsy, pelvic imaging and other lifesaving tests.
“I’m gratified to be part of the region’s first and only comprehensive, full-service women’s imaging practice,” says Dr. TerLouw. “Women overseeing women’s healthcare is an important factor here at RAO. After all, it’s one thing to oversee a mammogram and another to have actually experienced it. Quite simply, it enhances our service to patients.” “As the Medical Director for Women’s Imaging, I make certain that all care delivered in our centers is of the highest quality, delivered with empathy and respect. All imaging performed in our centers are analyzed on site by our Board Certified subspecialty trained radiologists with the utmost attention to accuracy,” says Dr. Aulls. But these superheroes aren’t alone in their quest for superior service – every doctor on the Women’s Imaging team subspecializes in one or more women’s imaging services, and every technologist has undergone extensive training in safety, accuracy and patient comfort.
In addition to specialized training, RAO also employs advanced technologies like the 3D mammography™, which produces images of breast tissue from different angles for up to 40% better discovery of invasive breast cancer, with far fewer false positives and resulting supplementary exams. It is especially useful when imaging dense breast tissue, whose layers can both conceal cancer and produce artifacts mistaken for cancer. “That’s added anxiety no woman needs,” says Dr. TerLouw.
“We are the only local diagnostic center that delivers every women’s imaging service, as well as the most advanced equipment and technologies, like 3D mammography™, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound and DEXA bone density, all in one state-of-the-art center,” says Dr. Aulls. “We take every step to make testing as reliable, quick and easy as possible.”
Also of note, the Women’s Imaging Center and TimberRidge Imaging Center maintain ongoing accreditation from the American College of Radiology for safety and accuracy, making them one of the few regional women’s diagnostic practices to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
For truly heroic women’s imaging services, call RAO’s Women’s Imaging Center at 352-671-4300 to schedule your routine screening 3D mammogram.