Medical imaging screening programs can catch disease when it is most treatable. Prime examples are mammography for breast cancer and low-dose CT for lung cancer.
Early detection means breast and lung cancer is more responsive to treatment and those treatments are less aggressive.
Our practices have worked with their clinical colleagues and their hospital and health system partners to develop comprehensive breast cancer and lung cancer screening programs that provide coordinated diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up surveillance.
Radiologists play an important role in the process by detecting signs of disease, accurately diagnosing the disease, reporting their findings to their clinical colleagues, and the use of medical imaging to follow up treatment using evidence-based protocols.
Delta Air Lines chose Strategic Radiology to provide mobile mammography screening for Delta employees at locations across the country. Initial markets include Atlanta, Ga., Salt Lake City, Utah, Hibbing, Minn., and Orlando, Fla., with plans to roll out the mobile program in other locations.
The national program grew out of a local mobile mammography program provided for Delta employees by member practice Mountain Medical in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pilot programs data suggests the onsite screening will be the first mammogram for 20% of Delta participants.
Delta people are the backbone of the airline, so their health and wellness is a top priority for us. The mobile mammography program plays an important role in helping us follow through with that commitment by providing quality care that is convenient for our employees.
We are very excited to forge this relationship with a large international company like Delta. Lives will be saved because the convenience of mobile mammography means more women will be screened.