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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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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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Free Varicose Vein Screening

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. 

 

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