Taking Healthcare on the Road
Baxter Regional Medical Center is home to the only Mobile Mammography Unit currently in the United States that has 3-D digital mammography technology on board!
To find out when the MMU will be at a host location near you, click here to visit the MMU online calendar.
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 new 2012 Mobile Mammography Unit continues to travel the 14 counties that BRMC serves but now with the latest in technology on board!
3-D digital mammography provides the best available technology for early detection, allowing physicians to see details 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 digital mammography.
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.
For more information on hosting the MMU or for scheduling information, call 1-800-485-1745. Click here to view the MMU online calendar.