Regular mammograms are an important part of breast health care. Yet all too often busy schedules, work duties, lack of transportation and family responsibilities prevent many women from receiving this life-saving screening.
The Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) created the Mobile Mammography Unit in 1986 to address the difficulties that many area women face in finding access to quality mammography services. KCBC’s Mobile Unit is one of the first of its kind to have digital mammography in Tennessee.
Advantages of Digital Mammography
The Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center’s Digital Mobile Mammography Coach reaches women unable to come to KCBC’s main center. With a mobile mammography coach, KCBC is able to take digital mammography to under served populations, to working women at businesses and industrial sites, and to community and church groups throughout the area. This digital mobile coach is helping eliminate barriers by making it faster and more convenient for women to have a screening digital mammogram. These mammograms are the key to life-saving early detection of breast cancer.
To be eligible for a screening mammogram on the Mobile, Patients must meet these criteria:
On the day of the screening, patients should do the following:
Your results will be mailed to your home address in 5-7 business days
In the event that a Mobile Unit patient requires additional testing, the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center has the only dedicated Clinical Breast Radiologists who utilize the diagnostic tools and procedures necessary to determine if a questioned finding on a screening mammogram is abnormal. If a cancer is found, the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center goes one step further by providing a compete staff of breast health specialists under one roof who work as a team for your good health. Our specialists spend much needed time with the patient and her loved ones fully exploring the options prior to definitive treatment.
Technology and Accreditation
The mobile Digital Mammography Unit offers the same superior digital mammography screening equipment as the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center’s facilities. Both KCBC and the Mobile Digital Mammography Unit are certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This certification process assures that the equipment is state-of-the-art and follows a high standard of health care delivery.