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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Why choose Radiology Associates of Ocala’s Women’s Imaging Center or TimberRidge Imaging Center for breast and other women’s diagnostic imaging services? Because our Board Certified radiologists sub-specialize in women’s health imaging, and our facilities, physicians and staff share the unsurpassed experience, services and technology that designated both centers as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, an honor given to only a select few women’s healthcare providers in Florida.


Early detection is always the best defense against breast cancer. RAO soars above other providers by delivering the most advanced diagnostic services, including no-referral 3D mammography™ screening exams for up to 40% greater accuracy, as well as physician-referred services like breast MRI, ultrasound and same-day biopsy to vanquish questions without delay. Call RAO to schedule a routine 3D mammography™ exam today, and be a HERO in your life story.

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.


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.


presented by the Society of Breast Imaging

There are many conflicting recommendations about when to begin and how often to get a mammogram. This helpful article and links contained within provide insight into the general consensus that receiving a mammogram yearly, beginning at age 40 saves lives. We encourage women to follow these same guidelines:
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