St. Thomas Health unveils mobile mammography unit - WKRN News 2

St. Thomas Health unveils mobile mammography unit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Monday, officials from St. Thomas Health and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure unveiled a new mobile mammography unit at Centennial Park.

The services provided by the mobile unit include screening mammography with computer aided detection and a professional reading.

"Our Mission in Motion will reach 12 counties about 10,000 women a year who have previously not had access to mammography services," explained Elizabeth Pace with St. Thomas Health.

Participants of the program will receive letters with their test results within five business days. The St. Thomas Health Breast Cancer program will provide personal contact and coordination for the next level of service to those women with abnormal results.

"With this mammography coach we will be able to reach people that haven't been reached before and detect breast cancer early and give peace of mind to those people that don't have breast cancer," Pace said.

Up 60 patients per day can be scheduled in the mobile mammography unit.

The unit will travel to various community centers, libraries and shopping areas throughout the Mid-State.

The mammograms are free of charge to low-income women.

For more information on the program, visit their Web site.

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