So far, over 78,000 women have used the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's unit
At the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, a mobile mammography program was established in 1992 with an overall objective to increase breast cancer screening rates among underserved sites located in the greater Houston area. A majority of the sites that are visited include medical clinics and corporations. The mobile unit operates 4-6 days per week, starting from 6:30 am until 5:00 pm. It includes a registration area, a waiting area, a changing room, and a mammography room, which includes a digital unit accredited by the American College of Radiology. Two rotating registered technologists and a patient services coordination can be found inside the mobile unit. Since the start of the program, over 78,000 women, 33% of whom are medically underserved, have undergone breast cancer screening.