Mcleod Mobile Mammography Unit updated with 3D mammography

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has been updated with 3D mammography technology and is now screening patients throughout the region and at McLeod Health Darlington.

In addition to the mobile unit, 3D mammography is available at McLeod Regional Medical Center and McLeod Health Dillon and will soon be available at McLeod Health Clarendon.

For more than ten years, the availability of the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has made a significant impact on the lives of women across Northeastern South Carolina, screening nearly 28,000 women and detecting a total of 107 cases of breast cancer.

Upcoming mobile unit visits open to the public include:
• McLeod Family Medicine Johnsonville (355 S. Georgetown Highway, Johnsonville),
Thursdays, September 20 and October 18; 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• The Manor (2100 Twin Church Road, Florence)
Friday, September 21; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• McLeod Family Medicine Timmonsville (755 E. Smith Street, Timmonsville),
Tuesday, October 2; 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Dixies Federal Credit Union (2257 South Irby Street, Florence)

Monday, October 22; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina. Studies show that early detection increases treatment options and survival rates are better than 95 percent. The best tool in early detection is the mammogram, which can identify breast abnormalities before they can be felt.

About the Unit

For many women in the region access to a screening mammogram is being improved by the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, which travels each week to businesses, industries, healthcare facilities and health fairs. Typical days of service are Monday through Friday.

The unit provides a convenient, comfortable and private setting in which women can undergo a screening mammogram, a digital X-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer.

Women may schedule a mammogram on the mobile unit by calling McLeod Reservations and Scheduling at 843-777-2095. Please mention that you are scheduling an appointment on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit and the date of the visit. For more information on appointment criteria or upcoming visits open to the public, please visit www.McLeodRadiology.org.

To schedule the unit to come to your business, please call 843-777-5657.

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit is part of the continued commitment of McLeod Health to women from the Midlands to the Coast. The unit is the first of its kind for the northeastern region of South Carolina and was the first digital mobile mammography unit in the state. The unit is accredited by the American College of Radiologists.

The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit was purchased by the McLeod Health Foundation through funds donated by generous supporters.

Author: Rachel Howell

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