MetroHealth's 3D Mobile Mammography Coach starts rolling
MetroHealth's new 3D Mobile Mammography Coach is ready to hit the road, making it quick and easy to get lifesaving preventive breast cancer screenings. Since July 24, the coach has traveled to several MetroHealth locations within the community.
This new service brings 3D mammography – which is already used at all MetroHealth Breast Imaging sites and is the most advanced breast cancer screening technology available – to the community in a convenient mobile unit. It will have regularly scheduled dates at MetroHealth's Cleveland Heights, Parma, Bedford, Buckeye, and Brecksville locations to reach more patients closer to their homes. Exams take 15 minutes or less.
With 3D mammography, specially-trained radiologists can distinguish between benign breast abnormalities and cancerous lesions, which leads to fewer callbacks and less anxiety for patients.
The MetroHealth Breast Center supports the following screening recommendations from most major breast health societies (the American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists):
- Screening mammograms starting at age 40
- Every year thereafter as long as in reasonably good health
Patients can request a referral by using their MyChart or calling 216-957-BRST(2778).
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.