The Mobile Health Coach is staffed by skilled, caring professionals who
provide digital mammography and bone density screens in a private, convenient
and comfortable setting.
The well-equipped Mobile Health Coach makes scheduled visits to the
well as the Center for Family Health near downtown Jackson.
looks and feels similar to conventional mammography, but it provides physicians
with clear, digital images of the breast, rather than images on film.
This technology allows
radiologists to adjust contrast and zoom in on suspicious areas. And digital
mammograms can be quickly and efficiently stored on a computer and
electronically sent to physician offices.
The American Cancer
Society recommends that women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every
year for as long as they are in good health. Following this guideline improves
the chances of early diagnosis and successful treatment.
density screen determines if a patient has osteoporosis—a disease that can
impact both men and women by causing bones to become more fragile and more
likely to break.
density screen uses X-rays to measure how much calcium and other bone minerals
are packed into a section of bone. The bones that are most commonly tested are
located in the spine, hip and forearm. The higher the bone mineral content, the
denser the bones are. The denser the bones, the stronger they generally are and
the less likely they are to break.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a bone
density test for individuals who are over age 50 with a history of a broken
bone. Men older than 70 and women who are age 65 or over, postmenopausal or
recently stopped hormone therapy should also be tested.
A bone density screen can:
- Pinpoint a decrease in bone density before a
bone is broken
- Determine a patient’s risk for broken bones
- Confirm an osteoporosis diagnosis, if the patient
has broken bones
Learn more about our Osteoporosis Center.
when the Mobile Health Coach will be in your area and to schedule an
appointment, please call (517) 788-4905.