New Breast Imaging Specialist Joins RAF

In 2014, Newsletter, Volume 6 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Natalie G. Chan, MD, a board- certified radiologist who is fellowship trained in breast imaging, has joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF). Dr. Chan is practicing at the Imaging Center for Women in Fredericksburg.

A breast imaging physician specialist, Dr. Chan interprets the images of mammograms, breast ultrasounds and breast magnetic resonance imaging tests for signs of breast cancer, and she also performs breast biopsy studies. She provides patients with compassionate and advanced care and follow-up.

“Breast imaging is an area of radiology that brings a lot of patient interaction, and I value that so much,” Dr. Chan said. “I appreciate the opportunity to give patients the best guidance and care that I can offer in preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer.”

Dr. Chan said she was drawn to working at the Imaging Center for Women because of its dedicated staff and breadth of services. The center is the only program in the area to receive the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation by the American College of Radiology, the highest level of recognition a women’s imaging facility can receive. It is also the only facility in Fredericksburg offering same- day mammogram results and same-day needle biopsies, upon request.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Chan received her bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois and her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She completed her medical internship with the John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas; her medical residency in diagnostic radiology with the University of Kansas School of Medicine; and her fellowship in breast imaging with the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She served also for three years with the Air Force, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Dr. Chan is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

RAF is the largest provider of medical imaging services in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, region, including Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.