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St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT

The SWIM's New Digital Mammography Coach

Offering superior comfort, convenience and technology

The SWIM Women's Imaging Center at St. Vincent's Medical Center brings the benefits of regular breast-cancer screening to more residents of Connecticut.  View the schedule here >> 

St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center (203) 576-5500

The digital mobile mammography coach is equipped with a waiting area and two changing rooms, an attractive interior that provides privacy with the state-of-the-art digital technology.  St. Vincent's mobile mammography program is only the second in the state to offer full-field digital technology, enhancing detection, especially in dense breast tissue, and allowing for an almost immediate review by a radiology technician.    

Community Wellness - St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bpt CTIt is the only program in the state that offers expanded paddles, which require less angles of images, meaning women will experience less radiation exposure, enhanced comfort and quicker exams.

At the heart of the coach is the Senographe Essential Mammography System, which offers swift and optimal image capturing and faster time between exposures. There is no film processing required, allowing almost immediate review by the technologist. The system features a highly reliable detector and the ability to optimally scan any type of breasts at low dose. 

Screenings throughout the state of Connecticut

The mobile unit and digital mammography equipment travel and screen patients throughout the state, typically screening at three different public locations per month in addition to corporate screenings.

Mammograms are free for those who do not have health insurance, have financial limitations and qualify for assistance. For those with insurance, mammograms are low-cost. Appointments are necessary and a physician order and insurance card must be brought to the appointment.

Major funding for the new mobile mammography unit has been provided by the St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Breast Cancer Luncheon and the Connecticut Challenge, a non-competitive bike ride that raises funds for cancer survivors. The CT Challenge and the SWIM have partnered to create the second cancer survivorship program in the state and will use the mobile coach as a resource center for survivor education and information distribution. The SWIM's breast cancer screening services are also supported by grants from the Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Breast Cancer Alliance, and the Near and Far Aid Association.

To schedule an appointment or to find out when the mobile mammography unit will be in your area, call St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center at (203) 576-5500. To schedule a screening site for your office, community center, school or church, call the Mobile Mammography Coordinator at (203) 576-5501. Read more about this St. Vincent's program and other diagnostic and health screening services by clicking here. 

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St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center (203) 576-5500

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