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
Do you have varicose veins, pain, swelling, or fatigue in your legs? Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue.
Attend a FREE Varicose Vein Screening at North State Interventional Radiology on Tuesday October 22nd from 4pm to 7pm at 1702 Esplanade in Chico.
One of our interventional radiologists specializing in vein care will review your history and examine your legs to determine if you could be one of the 30 million Americans suffering from Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), a progressive medical condition that worsens over time if left untreated.
This is a walk-in event, no appointment is necessary. Please wear shorts or loose fitting pants and click here for more information on varicose veins and our Total Vein Care services which are covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most private insurance.
Soroptimist International Bidwell Rancho will sponsor the 4th annual “Operation Mammogram” at North State Imaging on October 19th!
Women in the United States have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that most studies have found that regular screening with mammography does help reduce the death rate from breast cancer. “When breast cancer is detected early before it has spread, and often before there are any signs or symptoms of the disease, the 5-year relative survival rate is 95%,” says Dr. Jim Schlund, Director of Women’s Imaging at North State Imaging. “This is why it is so important that women follow the American Cancer Society’s guidelines that recommend women have a screening mammogram every year beginning at age 40.” Continue reading
North State Radiology is pleased to announce that Scot Woolley has joined the group as its new CEO and Executive Director effective August 5th.
Scot is a Colorado native who brings a diverse and accomplished background to the local radiology group. After receiving an MBA and Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business in 2000, he started his career as a venture capital consultant before moving on to radiology as the Vice President of Business Development for a Radiology Information Systems (RIS) company in 2001. He then became Regional Vice President of Health Images, a company that helped build outpatient diagnostic imaging centers in Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. After a successful tenure there, he founded a Healthcare Information Technology company called CarePilot, which was a clearing house for open appointments in physician and clinical offices. He sold CarePilot earlier this year and relocated to Chico with his wife and three young children in August after being hired by North State Radiology to replace outgoing CEO Laverna Hubbard. Continue reading