Swedish Mobile Mammography Program

Swedish mammography coaches on the road.

Congratulations for taking a proactive approach in your breast health! It’s never been easier to get your mammogram. The Swedish mobile mammography unit will be at various sites throughout the year to perform screening mammograms for women over 40 years old who are not experiencing any new breast symptoms.

We offer 2D digital mammography and 3D mammography – also known as digital breast tomomosynthesis or DBT. We incorporate digital computer aided detection (CAD) to enhance our mammography equipment.

The mammography coach is only accessible by stairs. Patients should be able to walk up and down stairs easily and remain standing during their appointment.

Please read these FAQs about the Swedish mammography coach before deciding if an appointment on the mammography coach is right for you.

Who can get a screening mammogram on the coach?

Women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year may receive their annual screening mammogram on the coach.

Do I need a referral for a mammogram?

No referral is needed for women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past year (365 days). Women aged 35-39, will need a referral for a screening mammogram from their provider.

Who is considered high risk for breast cancer?

  • Mother, sister or daughter have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer in their 40’s or younger
  • Testing positive to BRCA1/BRCA2
  • Treated with chest radiation for Hodgkin’s disease

High risk patients do not need a referral.

What if I have breast implants?

We can accommodate patients with breast implants. Please notify staff when you make your appointment so we may adjust for timing.

Who should NOT have a mammogram on the coach?

If you are experiencing breast pain, nipple discharge, lumps or are recently diagnosed with breast cancer, please speak with your primary care provider to discuss further recommendations, testing or referrals.

If your last mammogram results needed additional imaging, you should be seen at a breast center.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be seen at a breast center.

Is the mammography coach ADA accessible?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. The only way inside the coach is via stairs. All patients should be able to easily walk up stairs and remain standing during their exam. Should you require additional assistance or an ADA facility, please visit one of our Swedish Breast Center locations.

Do I need to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

No. All patients are welcome regardless of vaccine status.