Physician News: Comprehensive Breast Center With 3-D Imaging Opens at 133 La Casa Via

Over the weekend of March 12 - 14, The Medical Imaging staff moved its Walnut Creek mammography services from 1656 North California Boulevard into the new Breast Center located at 133 La Casa Via, on the Garden Level of the parking structure at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

“Now, all the comprehensive breast services we offer are centrally located in one place. The new imaging center is just across the hall from the Breast Health Center, where we have our breast health nurse navigators, genetic counseling, the breast center library and internet services. All this will be very helpful for patients,” said Linda Womack, Executive Director of Medical Imaging.

E orts by Linda Womack and by Brenda Carlson, Executive Director, Oncology Services, coupled with funding support from the John Muir Health Foundation’s Gala in November 2015, allowed Imaging Services to acquire three new 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) machines, o ering an advanced tool that can provide multiple images of the entire breast to a wider range of patients.

The digital tomosynthesis machines will be available at the new center in Walnut Creek as well as at Brentwood and soon in Concord.

JMHPN visited the new center at 133 La Casa Via and spoke with Linda Womack and Karen Connolly, Manager of Clinical Imaging, as well as Vivian Wing, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology, and Brenda Carlson, executive director of Oncology Services, to learn more.