North State Radiology is pleased to announce the opening of the Chico Breast Care Center and the addition of new 3D Mammography technology!
Although Chico Breast Care Center is new, its roots in the community are not. As the most recent addition to the North State Radiology family of services, Chico Breast Care Center is owned and operated by the physicians of North State Radiology, a long-established and trusted partner in the local medical community. The group has previously provided breast care services at North State Imaging and its affiliate, Breast Care Center of Northern California.
But unlike the past, coming to Chico Breast Care Center will be an entirely new experience. “There was a growing vision among our breast care physicians to create a truly comprehensive, integrated center of services designed around every need a breast care patient could have,” says Dr. Jim Schlund, Medical Director of the new center. The center offers comprehensive breast care services, including the newest 3D Mammography, a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tool that has been shown to detect breast cancer earlier and smaller than traditional film or 2D digital mammography.
“Our goal was to combine breast imaging with other equally important components of breast care in a single brand new state-of-the-art facility,” says Dr. Schlund. In addition to screening and diagnostic imaging with 3D Mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI, the center will also offer risk assessment, breast biopsy, nurse navigation, and if needed, referral to high risk clinic or surgical consultation, conveniently located upstairs. It is the only outpatient center in California that offers this full sprectrum of coordinated care all under one roof.
“Chico Breast Care Center is staffed by people selected to work in an environment senstive to the needs of breast care patients and is unique in its depth of integration and comprehensive approach to patient care,” says Tracie Fox, Public Relations Coordinator for North State Radiology. Additionally, the center is one of only six in California, and 50 in the U.S., to be designated as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC). “This designation represents our ongoing commitment to quality breast care,” says Ms. Fox. “Women in the North State can now look forward to a completely new continuum of care that is changing the way breast cancer is screened, diagnosed, and treated.”