Upstate Mobile Mammography
Upstate University Hospital offers breast cancer screening with our mobile mammography van. This mobile health clinic is on the road and serving women in the greater Central New York region. Our mobile unit provides the same high-quality, low-dose, 3-D screening mammograms available at all of Upstate's breast imaging locations and the images are read by Upstate University Hospital's board-certified Women's Imaging radiologists.
Upstate’s Mobile Mammography program started with a grant from Health Research Inc. and the New York State Department of Health, and is now supported by Upstate Medical University.
Screening mammography on the mobile unit is available for women 40 and over with no recent breast complications. Women who are having problems with their breasts (lumps found, nipple discharge) should contact their physician to discuss options.
Upstate Mobile Mammography is now partnering with Upstate Cancer Center’s We Matter program to provide a colorectal screening option for our patients with Fecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) kits. We can give these at home stool testing kit to patients who are 45 or over and not already participating in routine colorectal cancer screening.
Appointments are recommended.
Request your appointment online or by calling 315 464-2588.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a mammogram and why should I get one?
Who should get screened?
American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend yearly screening mammography starting at age 40 for women of average risk. Women should talk to their doctor about what their risk is for developing breast cancer and come up with a plan for when to start mammograms. Those with breast problems and symptoms may need other imaging and should talk to their doctor.
Screening for colo-rectal cancers is recommended starting at age 45. The two main screening tests are a colonoscopy every 10 years or Fecal Immunological Testing (FIT) with a kit used at home every year. People should talk to their doctor to find out if their family history or risk changes the screening recommendations. We Matter has more information on colorectal cancer screening.
What if I do have breast issues or symptoms?
Do I need an appointment?
Do I need to have a doctor or script to be seen?
How does payment work?
Most health insurance plans fully cover a screening mammogram, but we highly recommend patients confirm their insurance coverage before scheduling an appointment.
Upstate will bill your insurance company directly. Any costs outside your coverage will be billed to you.
What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
Do I need to have my prior images/films from another hospital?
When will I get my results?
Once your mammogram images are read by one of Upstate’s Breast Imaging Specialists, your result letter will be sent to you through your Upstate MyChart account automatically or through the mail within 30 days, if you do not have a MyChart account set up. A copy of your report will be sent to the health care provider you designate during scheduling. If more imaging is required, you may be contacted by our Registered Nurse before you receive a letter.