Although Chico Breast Care Center (CBCC) is new, its roots in the community are not. As the most recent addition to the North State Radiology family of services, CBCC joins North State Imaging, North Valley Advanced Imaging, and North State Interventional Radiology, all long-established and trusted partners in the medical community. Until recently, our physicians and staff have been providing breast care services through North State Imaging (and its affiliate, Breast Care Center of Northern California) for decades. Chances are, if you have had a mammogram, you have seen us in the past.
But unlike the past, coming to Chico Breast Care Center will be an entirely new experience- one specifically designed for you, the patient. There was a growing vision among our breast care physicians to create a truly comprehensive, integrated center of services designed around every need a patient could have: screening exams, diagnostic work-up with mammography and/or breast ultrasound, breast MRI, breast biopsy, and if needed, referral for surgery.
However, this vision went beyond just the convenience of multiple services under one roof. Our physicians knew that the acquisition of new 3D mammography technology would mean 40% more detection of invasive breast cancers, and 40 percent less call backs due to false positives; that the ability to “Fast-track” patients who have advanced diagnoses' would save lives; and that nurse navigation services would reduce fear, stress, and management problems for overwhelmed patients. Special alliances with pathology and surgery would be needed, as well as their commitment to work together.
These were the aspirations of an exceptionally dedicated group of physicians who saw the need, stepped up to the plate, and made it happen. Our new facility has multiple accreditations, the latest life-saving technology, and staff who can not only sympathize, but empathize with patients. We know the terrain that must be traveled, and understand the courage required to handle the emotional journey. When it comes to the world of breast care, we feel we're the best travel partner you can have. Welcome aboard..
The scope of “comprehensive breast care” includes everything from screening mammography to referral for surgery or oncology,and all that lies in between. It is an ideal approach for both patients and clinicians,who can work together more efficiently,accurately,and effectively to ensure patients have the absolute best possible outcome. That means things like customizing a schedule for high risk patients and fast-tracking all aspects of their care. It means increased access to biopsy services,and that all patients leave with a care plan,not questions. As diagnostic clinicians,the scope of our practice extends from imaging modalities,correlative physical exam,to biopsy and completion of pre-surgical staging.
We have you covered,in a supportive and caring atmosphere. And,with the latest 3D mammography revolutionizing early detection,it is our hope that few of you will ever need our full services.