RAO’s Women’s Imaging Center and TimberRidge Imaging Center specialize in breast, bone density and other diagnostic services designed to address the specific needs of women of all ages.

Extensive research by the American Cancer Society proves that regular mammograms substantially reduce breast cancer mortality. RAO is one of the few providers in the nation offering the newest breakthrough in mammogram technology, tomosynthesis or 3D mammography, which is 40% more effective than traditional mammography at discovering invasive cancers and eliminating false positives.

The American Cancer Society and RAO agree that a baseline mammogram should be performed by age 40 to establish a healthy image for easy comparison with subsequent annual exams. It takes just a few minutes and is covered 100% by most insurance providers.

Why by 40? Because if breast cancer is caught and treated while it is still confined to the breast ducts, the cure rate is close to 100%. Considering that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in women, it is proof positive that early, accurate detection is the key to beating breast cancer. Women with high risk factors may want to establish a healthy baseline mammogram even earlier. For your convenience, you can schedule an appointment for a mammogram without a doctor’s referral.

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Early detection is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3! By engaging in just 3 simple routines, you can do your part to discover breast cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. Stop breast cancer in its tracks with these easy life-saving practices every woman should know.

Click here to learn more about the 3 easy steps to early detection and see a full description of how to perform a self examination.


Staying vigilant about breast health is an important step in saving lives. RAO always strives to provide the latest information about breast cancer prevention, advances in care and ways to promote breast health. A little awareness can go a long way toward protecting yourself and those you love.

Every year in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RAO joins forces with the American Cancer Society and sponsors Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Ocala. Everyone is encouraged to attend! For more information, please visit the Making Strides webpage.

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