Mobile Mammography (Mammovan)
MammoVan Rolls to New Mexico Towns
The High Resolution MammoVan is now being requested by name to appear at several special events or employer’s business locations in addition to its regular schedule in Socorro, Belen, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Albuquerque’s South Valley and other surrounding towns. The MammoVan has caught on with employer groups by accommodating women offering on-site screening mammograms in a convenient, comfortable atmosphere with minimal interruption to the work day. Many of the MammoVan’s appearances are in conjunction with health fairs offered by the employers or women’s health celebrations.
It’s so simple to schedule a screening mammogram on the MammoVan it can be included in an afternoon of running errands. The purple-and-taupe 40-foot RV is equipped with digital imaging equipment and is outfitted with a changing room, bathroom, a handicap lift and waiting area where patients can watch movies during the short stay until their exam time. The experience, expertise and comfort are exactly the same as you would expect at the High Resolution stationary facility located at I-25 and Jefferson. Utilizing the digital technology allows the technologists to perform an exam every 10 to 15 minutes then the images are downloaded and transmitted electronically twice daily to radiologists who interpret the image and report the findings.
Mammography is part of a three-tiered approach including; monthly breast self-exam to identify abnormalities or changes; beginning at age 40, it is recommended to have a clinical breast exam performed by your healthcare provider and an annual screening mammogram. These recommendations are supported by the Society of Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology, to name a few.
In most cases you can self-refer for a screening mammogram and no referral is required. Many insurance plans cover 100 percent of the cost associated with a screening mammogram but might require at least 365 days to have passed from the last mammogram.
To find out when the MammoVan will be close to you call Centralized Scheduling at 505.332.6967. For employer groups and special events please contact High Resolution at 505.332.5800.