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Making Mammograms Even More Accessible

Early diagnosis of breast cancer can often lead to the best chances of recovery. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends healthy women with no personal or family history of breast cancer begin having yearly screening mammograms by age 40 (35 if they or a mother or sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer). But often, women are busy caring for others and do not make time for these important appointments.

Baylor Scott & White Health wants to make regular screening mammograms easily accessible to every woman. Our 41-foot mobile mammography unit travels to local businesses across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to offer employees with managed care insurance full-field digital mammograms. Most insurance plans are accepted.​

Request t​​he Mobile Unit

Businesses and other organizations can schedule the mobile mammography unit online or by calling 214.820.8222. Appointments are required.

Submit an Online Request

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is a low-dose study of the breast. Its major purpose is to identify breast cancer in the earliest stages of development – when it is very small and often before it can be physically detected. The procedure requires only ten minutes.

According to the American Cancer Society, yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.

Computed Aided Detection (CAD) is used, providing a second review of screening mammograms for areas that may be of concern.

What are the mammography screening guidelines?

To ensure a woman would be considered a good candidate for a screening mammogram, dedicated schedulers will review the following criteria with patient prior to confirming appointment.

  • Asymptomatic - no current symptoms of breast disease (palpable lump, nipple discharge, focal pain, questionable implant rupture or leak)
  • Women ages 40 and over
  • Women ages 35 to 39 may receive a baseline screening (first mammogram)
  • Breast implants acceptable
  • No personal history of breast cancer in the past 5 years
  • Not pregnant or actively nursing
  • At least 12 months since the last mammogram

What do I bring to my mobile mammography appointment?

  • Insurance cards and driver's license must be presented at the time of service
  • Previous mammogram (films or CD) and report or mail to:

    Darlene G. Cass Women’s Imaging Center
    Attn: Mobile Film Room
    3900 Junius St., Suite 200
    Dallas, Texas 75246

    Our radiologist will use these for comparison purposes. Your results may be delayed without previous mammogram records.

How do I schedule?

Please call Baylor Mobile Women’s Imaging Center at 214.820.3040. You will need the following information when calling to schedule your appointment.

  • Patient’s name and address
  • Phone numbers for work and home
  • Patient’s date of birth (month, day, year)
  • Patient’s social security number
  • Name and address of your physician
  • Insurance policy and group numbers

What should I expect after a screening mammogram?

  • Before you leave the unit, you will receive your technologist's name and contact information. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
  • Your mammogram will be read the next business day by a board-certified radiologist on the medical staff who specializes in breast imaging.
  • Your physician will receive a results report within 72 hours by fax.
  • You will receive a results letter by U.S. mail in 7-10 days. You may also access your results online through the FollowMyHealth patient portal.
  • You may receive a follow-up survey. We strive to provide you with quality care, and we appreciate your feedback.
  • If your mammogram requires additional imaging after your screening, you will receive a call from our center with further instructions.

If you have not received your written report within 7-10 business days, please call 214.820.9293.

Is it possible the mobile unit could cancel?

  • Yes - if we don’t meet our 20 patient minimum three days before the date of service
  • Yes - if the mammogram equipment needs service
  • Yes - if the mobile unit needs service
  • Yes - in inclement weather conditions

How will I be notified if the mobile unit cancels?

You will be contacted by someone from the Mobile Women’s Imaging Center by phone and rescheduled. When scheduling your appointment, be sure to give the scheduling department your current home, work and cell phone numbers in case of an emergency. Our goal when we cancel is to relocate you to a convenient location or to reschedule the mobile unit to come back out to your facility. If this information is not known when you receive a cancellation notice, you will be contacted again with a make-up date/location.

  • Your facility will be notified.
  • Each patient will be notified by phone.
  • Reschedule days will be coordinated by the facility contact.

Explore Our Mobile Unit

Digital Technology

Our mobile unit equipment offers the same digital quality as our fixed-site women's imaging center locations.

Digital mammography is advanced mammography technology that enhances the ability to detect cancer. Digital mammography utilizes computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor. These images are then transmitted and stored like computer files.

The mobile mammography unit also offers computer-aided detection (CAD), which assists board certified radiologists on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas to identify small breast cancers.

Mobile Unit Features

Our mobile mammography unit provides advanced technology in a comfortable environment. Features include:

  • First mobile mammography unit in Texas with 3-D capabilities
  • Two private dressing rooms that connect directly to the mammography area
  • Capacity to serve up to 50 women per day
  • Internet access to sync patient data between the mobile unit and the fixed-site locations

Our Staff

Our mobile mammography unit is staffed by experienced female mammography professionals who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Eligibility

Corporate Eligibility

  • A minimum of twenty patients signed up is required for the mobile unit to visit your business.
  • Most insurance plans are accepted. Please check with your insurance plan to confirm coverage.
  • Contact Sherry Fox, mobile account executive, for more information at 214.820.8222.

Patient Eligibility

  • Asymptomatic - no current symptoms of breast disease (palpable lump, nipple discharge, focal pain, questionable implant rupture or leak)
  • Women ages 40 and over
  • Women ages 35 to 39 may receive a baseline screening with a physician order
  • Breast implants acceptable
  • No personal history of breast cancer within the past five years
  • Not pregnant or actively nursing
  • At least 12 months since the last mammogram

Please note: The mobile mammography unit is not walker or wheelchair accessible at this time. The ability to walk a short flight of stairs unassisted is required to enter the mobile unit. Wheelchair access is available at any of our fixed-site women's imaging center locations. If you have questions about accessibility or other special accommodations, please contact us at 214.820.8222.

What to Expect

Our mobile mammography program vision is the same as all of our women's imaging centers: to be trusted as a leader in providing quality, innovative and compassionate health care, using full-field digital mammography technology. If you have any questions or concerns during or after your screening mammogram, our staff is here to help.

During Your Mammogram

  • Your mammogram will be performed by one of our experienced female mammography professionals who are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Your screening mammogram will last approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • You will undress in a private dressing room.

After Your Mammogram

  • Before you leave the unit, you will receive your technologist's name and contact information. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
  • Your mammogram will be read the next business day by a board-certified radiologist on the medical staff who specializes in breast imaging.
  • Your physician will receive a results report within 72 hours by fax.
  • • You will receive a results letter by U.S. mail in 7-10 days. You may also access your results online through the FollowMyHealth patient portal.
  • You may receive a follow-up survey. We strive to provide you with quality care, and we appreciate your feedback.
  • If your mammogram requires additional imaging after your screening, you will receive a call from our center with further instructions.

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