HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The latest state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit is offering the most advanced breast screening for women throughout the Hartford region.
Thanks to Hartford Hospital and donors, a 40-foot 'Take the Time' digital mammography coach, will continue a mission that began in 2005: making it easier for women to get a mammogram, especially those without insurance.
"We are able to real time transmit imaging back to the hospital's imaging department and we're able to provide twice as many mammograms as we could before with this new equipment," explains Dr. Andy Selner from the Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital.
"This is a game changer, when we think about the future of healthcare," says Jeff Flaks, CEO of Hartford Hospital, "when we think of the way we are going to deliver care as we move forward."
"We've done over 7,000 mammograms for women in underserved areas," says Dr. Jinnah Phillips of Hartford Hospital, "now we can bring this wonderful technology to them."
Working women, like Stacy Castiglione, understand how important it is to be regularly screened for breast cancer.
"As a woman of over 40 years of age, it's imperative that I have my screening in a yearly basis," says Castiglione.
"The fact is alot of women don't make time to invest in themselves," says Castiglione. "We're too busy doing other things and this makes it so convenient."