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Mobile Mammography Heads to Rural Communities

Mobile Mammography Heads to Rural Communities

In June 2021, Prevea Health, in partnership with HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals, began providing mobile mammography services to residents in rural western Wisconsin communities. Since then, 190 patients have used mobile mammography services, and of those patients: 

  • 23 patients required additional imaging for suspected breast cancer
  • 1 patient was diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 25 patients received a mammogram for the first time
  • 15 patients had not had a mammogram in more than 5 years

“These numbers indicate the importance of not only a mobile mammography service in rural communities, but also early breast cancer detection,” says Megan Bauer, mobile imaging coordinator and mammography technologist. “These 190 women now have an accurate picture of their breast health, and we know that detecting potential cancers early will help save lives.”

The mobile mammography unit is equipped with technology that has the capability to provide 3-D and/or digital images. It features two changing rooms and a waiting room and is staffed by a registered mammography technologist. It travels on a regular basis to Prevea Health centers in Altoona, Augusta, Cornell, Ladysmith, Menomonie, Mondovi and Rice Lake. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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