Mobile mammography coach brings easier access to care

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A new traveling service brought by Northwest Health Services aims to bring convenient mammogram services to the community, making it easier and faster to receive the necessary screenings.

“We started this service because we found that there were a significant number of patients who, for whatever reason, would not or could not make it in to a traditional medical facility to get their mammograms done,” says Dr. Sid Crawley, staff radiologist with Diagnostic Imaging Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. “By offering the services at places like churches and social organizations, we could bring women who need to be screened for mammograms into the system to get their screenings done.”

The mobile mammography coach, a program of Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A., will be at Northwest Health Service’s Family Medicine Associations on Wednesday. The medical services are available to the public by appointment and are generally covered by insurance.

“The advantage of this is convenience and simplicity,” says Sarah Knorr, family nurse practitioner with Northwest Health Services. “You can just schedule it and get it done. It’s just a good way to offer it to people who maybe…


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