Mobile Mammography

Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge.

Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40. Research has shown that annual mammograms lead to early detection of breast cancers, when they are most curable and breast-conservation therapies are available.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) adds that women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a genetic history of breast cancer should seek expert medical advice about whether they should begin screening before age 40 and about the frequency of screening.

The unit is staffed by radiologic technologists specialized in mammography and uses the same FDA and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) approved equipment as the hospital-based testing sites.

We use a state-of-the-art unit, the Planmed Sophie Classic, which provides excellent images, and has reliable operations with consistent quality.

We use only the highest quality processor, Kodak films, and chemicals to create a mammogram with the best resolution for a more accurate reading by our radiologist. Our licensed radiologists devote 85% of their practices to interpreting mammography films.

Benefits in utilizing our service:

  • Our equipment is mobile - allowing us to offer screenings in virtually any setting or facility.
  • We use only the highest quality processor, films and chemicals.
  • Our units supply superior x-rays with minimum radiation exposure.
  • Reports are sent directly back to the facility within 48-72 hours.
  • We provide close follow-ups of your inmates.
  • We can perform 35 mammography procedures within an eight hour day.
  • In addition to mammography exams, we also provide proper education to our patients for breast self-examinations.