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Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, uses magnetic fields and radio waves, instead of ionizing radiation, to form detailed images of internal structures of the body.

Stronger magnets produce better images. The field strength of the magnet is measured in Tesla (T) and the majority of high resolution or high field scanners in use today operate at 1.5T – much stronger than an “open” MRI system. Thus, high field MRI is usually preferred when at all feasible.

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Relay for Life Rummage and Bake Sale to be held May 17th!

A Rummage and Bake Sale to support Chico Relay for Life is scheduled for May 17th at North Valley Advanced Imaging! 

As a Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 Chico Relay for Life, North State Radiology will hold their annual Rummage Sale in the North Valley Advanced Imaging parking lot at 1638 Esplanade in Chico, on Saturday May 17th from 8am to 12pm.  This year’s event will also include a Bake Sale.  Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life is a 24-hour community event that raises money for the American Cancer Society and allows participants to “celebrate, remember, and fight back” against cancer.  “Last year, over $200,000 was raised through Relay for Life in Chico alone,” says Tracie Fox, who serves as team captain for the local radiology group.  Continue reading

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North State Radiology welcomes Dr. Stryker

North State Radiology is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeanne Stryker to our team of radiologists. 

Dr. Stryker received her Doctor of Medicine degree at Albany Medical College in New York and is fellowship trained in Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Breast Imaging, as well as Oncologic Genomic and Regenerative Medicine. She joins our group after working as a pediatric vascular and interventional radiologist, as well as a breast and women’s imaging specialist in Southern California.  Prior to that, she was a Major in the US Army Medical Reserve where she was instrumental in reorganization and teaching certification of the radiology residency program, and received the Army Commendation Medal for Iraq War Active Duty Service in 2003.  Continue reading

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Low Dose CT for High Risk Smokers Saves Lives

Results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, recently confirmed that screening individuals at high risk for lung cancer with an annual Low-Dose CT (LDCT) scan of the Chest saves lives! 

The randomized, controlled trial found the following:

  • 1 in 100 high-risk persons enrolled in the study were found to have lung cancer on the first screening exam.
  • One life was saved for every 320 high-risk persons screened with LDCT over two years, resulting in a 20% lung cancer-specific mortality benefit versus annual chest x-ray.  Continue reading
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