Editor’s note: This story was updated October 2018.
Mobile mammography is a powerful tool to expand access to important screenings for women in the fight against breast cancer. Marshfield Clinic Health System has four mobile health screening units that provide services including mammography, bone density screenings and 3-D mammography.
Our mobile fleet has traveled to 70 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. In the past year, mobile health screening units saw more than 7,000 patients. As a result, 34 positive tests for breast cancer were found.
The units provide state-of-the-art mammograms with digital imaging equipment and computer-aided detection. Therefore leading to precise integration of image data for the best possible image, less patient discomfort and efficient transfer of imaging information to doctors.
A lack of resources and health care services, particularly in rural areas, has made the mobile units an important asset to many communities across Wisconsin. Take a look at this video for a day in the life of a mobile health screening unit.
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