Fabulous Friday Feature:Charlotte Radiology’s Mobile Breast Center

by Amelia Old

Yesterday, I had the chance to tour Charlotte Radiology's new mobile breast center that I recently blogged about.This 38.6 foot long breast center ON WHEELS is quite impressive. The vehicle is staffed by two certified mammography technologists and features a registration/waiting area, private dressing rooms and an examination room for completing the digital mammogram.

"Our mobile breast center will allow Charlotte Radiology to reach women in the workplace and underserved areas," explained Cathleen Bates, Charlotte Radiology Breast Center Manager. "Our goal is to improve access and educate women about the importance of early detection, ultimately increasing the number of women getting their annual mammogram. 

According to the National Cancer Institute, Mecklenberg County has a reported breast cancer rate of more than 120 cases per 100,000 people. This is higher than the national average! 

Check out some of the photos I was able to snap while touring this great addition to our community.


100_3342      The registration/waiting area with one of the technologists working away

One of two private dressing areas

Digital mammography improves exam quality, reduces radiation and shortens exam time.

Each exam will be interpreted by a board certified physician specialized in breast imaging.




I was extremely impressed by the set up of this unit. I met many individuals involved with this program and I truly felt they are compassionate and want to provide the same quality, comfort and expertise as you'd experience in one of their breast centers. Saving lives is truly their top priority. 

Don't forget to keep an eye out for PINK TIRES located throughout our community. There are 30 in all. To find out more details, visit my last post -> Mobile Mammography and Pink Tires Roll into Charlotte


If you are interested in booking the mobile breast center, please contact

Shawna Plate'-Mobile Breast Center Program Manager


704-334-7811(W) 980-297-2462 (C) 704-334-7818 (F)

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Misty Wuori January 28, 2011 - 5:31 pm

This is truly an amazing service being provided to the Charlotte area. So many forgo breast cancer screening for lack of resources, availability, and education.
Kudos to Charlotte Radiology, and all those who make these Mobile Breast Centers and #PinkTires possible. Well Done!!

Scott Hepburn January 31, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Thank you for the beautiful write-up and photos, Amelia, and for coming out to the open house.

Thanks especially for spreading the word. It means so much to me to see blogs like this — early detection really does save lives! While screenings are recommended for women when they turn 40, educating younger women is SO important.

Way to be a champion for the cause!


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