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With new physicians and expanded subspecialties, Radiology Associates of Ocala (RAO) expands the depth and breadth of its radiology services.

Radiology services are often a mystery to patients. Various tests, some with scary-sounding names, including MRI and CT scans, are part of a radiologist’s daily life. Reading and interpreting these different tests gives patients a better picture of their health, and having expert advice helps patients deal with any potential problems.

RAO now has 23 physicians with the addition of five new radiologists who bring expanded specialties within the radiology field—nuclear medicine, neuroradiology and body imaging.

Two of the new physicians specialize in diagnostic radiology, which is the use of imaging scans to diagnose a patient’s condition—from simple X-rays to ultrasound, CT scan, MRI and nuclear medicine. Dr. Alexander Quiroz-Casian subspecializes in body imaging, or the use of cross-sectional imaging techniques. Dr. Luis Jiminez, who received his medical degree at the University of Florida, subspecializes in nuclear medicine, which uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ function and diagnose conditions including thyroid disease and cancer.

Three new physicians specialize in neuroradiology, which focuses on imaging tests involving delicate areas including the spine, head and neck. Dr. Vivek Kalra, Dr. Cameron Cummings and Dr. Carmen Villanueva assist patients who may be evaluated for conditions including stroke, tumors or dementia and many other disorders related to the brain, spine, head and neck.

RAO has been helping patients in Marion County for more than 40 years.

For more information on Radiology Associates of Ocala, visit www.raocala.com or call (352) 671-4300.

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