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Sutter Diagnostic Imaging Hosts Free Mammography Day

Mary Pare, R.N., right, shows Deborah Hernandez of Carmichael and Donna Chin of Sacramento how to perform a self-breast exam.

Sutter’s Diagnostic Imaging centers across the region – including Sutter Women’s Imaging, Capitol Pavilion at 2725 Capitol Ave., Suite 104 in Sacramento – gave uninsured women the opportunity to receive free digital mammograms on Oct. 22 in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thirty-one women were seen in Sacramento during the free screening sessions. Women will receive their results within several days and those women whose mammograms show an abnormality will be referred to Sutter-affiliated physicians to discuss next steps and receive follow-up care.

This service was spearheaded at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in 2009, where more than 70 uninsured women were given free mammograms. Inspired by the feedback and success of the program, Sutter Diagnostic Imaging expanded it to its other locations in Davis, Elk Grove, Roseville and Sacramento. A total of 168 women were seen on Free Mammography Day across the region.

Comprehensive, fully integrated imaging services are part of the Sutter Health all-inclusive approach to patient care. For more information about Sutter Diagnostic Imaging centers, call 877-515-0053 or visit www.checksutterfirst.org/imaging.

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