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).
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building and the 25 acres of green space around it are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.
MetroHealth broke ground on its new hospital in 2019. The project is being financed with nearly $1 billion the system borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 40 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 8,000 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.