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Mobile Mammo Coach returns to the Rec Center

By Staff | Feb 22, 2011

The City of Sanibel’s Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Center’s Mobile Mammo Coach this Friday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Mobile Mammo Coach is a customized, mobile breast imaging clinic, providing state of the art full field digital mammography which will be analyzed by computer-aided detection, and read by local, board-certified radiologists, including fellowship-trained women’s imagers.

Radiology Regional Center is a contracted provider with most health insurance carriers and will file all claims on your behalf. Co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance payments are expected at the time of service. Please bring the name and address of your primary care physician, if applicable, your medical insurance card and a picture ID. If you are self-insured, the discounted price of the mammography is $150.

Patient Prep for the imaging includes not using underarm deodorant, talcum powder or cream. These can interfere with test results. If possible, wear a comfortable two-piece outfit that will allow you to wear a gown from the waist up.

For an appointment or if you have any questions relative to the test, please call the Radiology Regional Center at 239-936-2316.

According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More importantly, with early detection, the survival rate for an early diagnosed breast cancer at five years is better than 97 percent. Mammography is one aspect of breast health, in addition to monthly self-exam and annual physician exam.

The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com.

Source: City of Sanibel