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Hartford Hospital Unveils New Digital Mobile Mammography Vehicle

June 13, 2012

(Hartford, Conn.)- Take a tour of Hartford Hospital’s new digital mobile mammography vehicle on June 15, 2012 at 11 am, and help women throughout the state access better breast care.

The new vehicle offers the most advanced breast screening of its kind and is now digital, not analog which means the process moves more quickly. Additionally, the vehicle is larger and offers patients a waiting area, private changing rooms and a registration area.

WHEN: Friday, June 15 at 11 am
WHERE: 80 Seymour Street, between Hartford Hospital and CCMC

Hartford Hospital’s Take the Time program is operated by the Partnership for Breast Cancer (PBC), Hartford Hospital’s comprehensive resource for breast cancer, and the Hartford Hospital’s Department of Radiology. Hartford Hospital’s Digital Mobile Mammography Program is the only program of its kind serving areas in central and northern Connecticut.

The new vehicle was made possible by donations, grants and fundraising.

Mammograms are the best way to detect early stages of breast cancer. The program offers better access to women who would not normally have access to mammography services, including those without insurance. The new mobile vehicle allows mammograms to be conducted in a convenient, local, and comfortable place for women.

On-site services include screening mammograms, breast health education, and educational materials. Each mammogram is read by a board-certified radiologist at Hartford Hospital and is analyzed using Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD). Digital mobile mammography screenings take less than 15 minutes and are conducted in a private and comfortable location for the patients.

Hartford Hospital’s Take the Time program began in 2005 and has been a vital resource to the community. More than 7,000 women throughout the Greater Hartford area have benefitted from life-saving mammography screenings in convenient community locations and places of employment.

About Hartford Hospital
Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with one of the region's busiest surgery practices. It is annually ranked among America's Best Hospitals by US News & World Report and has been recognized nationally for the quality of many of its programs, including cardiology, cancer, stroke and joint and spine care. The 867-bed regional referral center provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Among its divisions is The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence. Jefferson House, a 104-bed long-term care facility, is also a special division of Hartford Hospital. The hospital’s major centers of clinical excellence include cardiology, oncology, emergency services and trauma, mental health, women’s health, orthopedics, bloodless surgery and advanced organ transplantation. Hartford Hospital owns and operates the state’s only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR.

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