For over 5+ decades, RAF has been committed to offering the most comprehensive women’s imaging services in Florida.
We have a team of radiologists who specialize in the practice of women’s imaging and two facilities dedicated solely to this subspecialty. One of these facilities is an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, a designation awarded to facilities that earn accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs, in addition to the mandatory mammography accreditation program. With multiple fellowship-trained radiologists available for interpretation or consultation, breast imaging is also available at most of our other locations, providing convenient access and short wait times for patients.
Our breast imaging services include digital mammography, 3D mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI, as well as breast biopsies with stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guidance. Vacuum assisted stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI biopsies offer the best possible histological sampling with a single needle insertion.
Over 200,000 Mammograms Annually
Through all of our sites, RAF interprets over 200,000 mammograms annually. Patients whose referring physicians are enrolled in our comprehensive breast navigation program are assigned a nurse navigator to guide them through the entire screening and diagnostic process. In addition to breast exams, we perform dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA scan) of the lumbar spine and hip, which is the gold standard for diagnosing osteoporosis and is recommended for all women over 65 to assess and reduce the risk of fracture. Pelvic ultrasound is available for measurement and evaluation of female pelvic organs, with more focused tests such as sonohysterography and hysterosalpingography available for follow-up.
RAF radiologist, Dr. Katie Lester on ABC Action News Consumer Update speaking with Kellie Lightbourne about Breast Cancer Awareness.