Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Coach reaches women who are unable to come to the on-site imaging center. The mobile unit is helping eliminate barriers by making it faster and more convenient for women in rural Montana to have a screening mammogram, the key to lifesaving early detection of breast cancer. Yearly mammograms are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.
The Winkley Women’s Center was named for local resident, philanthropist and breast cancer survivor Jane Winkley, whose generosity made the mobile coach possible.
About Mobile Mammography Screening
Having an on-site mammogram in the mobile unit is just as safe and confidential as going to a fixed-site center. With digital mammography, a woman knows before she leaves that her image is technically accurate. After entering the mobile unit through a reception area, the woman proceeds to a private dressing room adjacent to the mammography suite, where a brief health history is taken before her exam. Following her mammogram, she has the opportunity to ask questions and learn how her results will be communicated to her and her physician. Should the results of the mammogram be abnormal, the woman will receive a phone call from the Winkley Center staff to discuss follow-up care.