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 is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth 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 research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.