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Pardee rolls out Mammo on the Go

UNC Health Pardee launched its mobile mammography program, Mammo on the Go, with the unveiling of the bus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.

The mobile unit offers state-of-art, digital 3D breast imaging and early detection services to women in Buncombe, Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties. The bus is staffed by female mammographers who are specially trained and certified in breast imaging and board-certified radiologists interpret all images.

“Many women report missing their annual exam because they are too busy, cannot take time off work, or don’t have access to a nearby screening location,” said Dr. Jennifer McAlister, breast surgical oncologist, Pardee Cancer Center. “We’re excited to launch our mobile mammography program and make it more convenient for patients to receive these important screenings.”

With Mammo on the Go, patients never have to sacrifice time, quality, or Pardee’s full-service care. Whether receiving a screening on the mobile unit or at the breast center, patients experience the same personalized and timely care. If an issue is detected from the exam, Pardee provides follow-up and scheduling for additional imaging. To be eligible for screening on the mobile mammography bus, patients must be over 40 years of age, have a referring provider to accept results, not be pregnant or currently breastfeeding, not have any new breast problems or concerns, not have had a mammogram in the last 12 months, and be able to get on and off the bus independently. Mammo on the Go is available for site visits to businesses, organizations, and special events across Western North Carolina. To learn more about scheduling an appointment or to request a site visit for your business, church, physician’s office or organization, visit