Dr. Cheryl Randal, board-certified and fellowship-trained Diagnostic Breast Radiologist, recently was named medical director for Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre.

“Growing up in Lafayette, I always admired the doctors in my community,” said Dr. Randal, a native of Tallahassee, Fla., who was raised in Lafayette. “They were and still are wonderful role models, and I strive to emulate their character every day. I am excited to join them in their efforts to provide world-class healthcare for Acadiana families.”

Dr. Randal earned a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge in 1990 before receiving a medical doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa, where she also studied Surgery for a year. She completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2002 and later a Breast and Women’s Imaging fellowship at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans.

She worked as a radiologist at the former University Medical Center in Lafayette and several locations in Baton Rouge, including Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Iberia Bone, Joint & Foot Clinic and Feldman Spine Institute. Later, Dr. Randal worked for nearly two years as a radiologist at Touro Breast Imaging Center and Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. 

“Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women,” she said. “The best way to fight this disease is to have a healthy lifestyle and get screened. Take your family history seriously. If you have a first-degree relative with breast cancer, then you must get screened 10 years earlier than someone with average risk.”

The Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre is Acadiana’s premier breast imaging center, with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and award-winning services provided in a spa-like atmosphere. Schedule your mammogram, ultrasound or bone density exam today by calling (337) 521-9182 or visit www.WomensImagingCentre.com.