UVA Mobile Mammography Program
Operated by the UVA Breast Care Program, our mobile mammography coach brings comprehensive screening services to women at workplaces and community locations throughout Virginia. The elegant, self-contained coach offers on-site breast cancer screenings using the latest technology, including 3D imaging, and has the capacity to perform up to 25 exams in one day.
To get a mammogram on the mobile coach:
- See when the coach will be in your area this April (PDF) or May (PDF)
- Make an appointment by calling 434.243.4704
You can also ask questions of and make appointments with your site administrator.
Host the Coach at Your Site
Want to bring the mobile coach to your site? Learn how to organize an on-site screening (PDF) or see the Frequently Asked Questions for planning a site visit.
Detecting Cancer Earlier with 3D
The key feature of the Mobile Mammography Coach is the digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) or 3D mammography equipment that is on board. 3D mammography is similar to regular mammograms but adds more detail, making it easier to identify breast cancer at earlier stages. During the procedure, multiple low-dose X-ray images are obtained, processed and reformatted to be viewed as one millimeter slices through the breast. Learn more about the advantages of 3D mammograms.
Inside the Van
Inside the coach there is a reception area where you will fill out the necessary paperwork. When paperwork is complete, you will be directed to the dressing room next to the mammography suite for the procedure. After your mammogram, you will return to the dressing room and exit through the reception area. Literature about breast health, breast cancer risks, importance of healthy life style, exercise and nutrition are available inside the coach.
About Breast Screening
Mobile mammography services are for screening purposes only. Women who have a history of breast disease may be at higher risk and should schedule regular screenings through the UVA Breast Care Program at UVA Cancer Center. To be screened, you must have an active relationship with your healthcare provider.
A letter with the mammography screening results will be mailed to your healthcare provider within two weeks. If a follow up or more extensive breast imaging is needed, this will be indicated in the letter and you will be contacted promptly by UVA Breast Care staff to schedule an appointment.
For UVA Primary Care Patients
If you are a patient of UVA Primary Care and are interested in mobile mammography, call your UVA primary care provider to see if the mobile coach is coming to your doctor's office.