Mobile Mammography Unit
Providing Breast Imaging Services throughout Arkansas and Missouri
For more information on hosting the MMU or for scheduling information,
To find out when the MMU will be at a host location near you,
click here to visit the MMU online calendar.
Baxter Regional Medical Center is home to the first Mobile Mammography
Unit in the United States to have 3-D digital mammography technology on board!
In January, 2001, the original Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU) of Baxter
Regional Medical Center began traveling throughout North Central Arkansas
in order to provide a much-needed service in outlying rural areas, to
provide mammography and bone densitometry testing to an underserved population.
When it became necessary to purchase a new MMU after nearly 12 years, BRMC
became the first in the United States to house the 3-D digital mammography
technology in a mobile setting. The Mobile Mammography Unit continues
to travel the 14 counties that BRMC serves, but now with the latest in
technology on board!
3-D Mammography Brought To Your Local Area
3-D digital mammography provides the best available technology for early
detection, allowing physicians to spot potential concerns in a way never
before possible. The quality of 3-D digital mammography is far superior
to analog, according to
Dr. Kyle McAlister, Medical Director of Mammography at BRMC. 3-D images allow radiologists
to see subtle changes that could be missed with conventional analog or
Who We Serve
The MMU travels to Baxter county and parts of Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy,
Sharp and Stone counties in Arkansas as well as parts of Howell and Ozark
counties in Missouri.
The MMU enables BRMC to provide an alternative screening method to residents
of the Twin Lakes area and to increase the awareness and utilization of
early-detection screenings for breast cancer and osteoporosis.
Facilities interested in hosting the MMU must:
- Provide their own personnel to schedule patients. A patient list must be
faxed to BRMC three days prior to the scheduled visit.
- Provide an adequate, level space to park the MMU.
- Provide adequate parking for patients.
- Provide restroom facilities for patients and MMU staff.
- Provide detailed directions to the facility, including where to park the MMU.