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Chesapeake Regional Medical Center unveils new Mobile Mammography Unit

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Regional Medical Center has unveiled their new 3D Mobile Mammography Unit – a first of its kind in Hampton Roads!

The 40-foot unit will travel to communities and businesses throughout the region to offer quick appointments in a comfortable and discreet space.

Chesapeake Regional Mobile Mammography Unit

Chesapeake Regional Mobile Mammography Unit

The unit is equipped with both 3D and 2D technology. 3D mammography (also known as tomosynthesis) has been proven to detect breast cancer at a 27-percent higher rate than traditional 2D mammography, according to the journal Radiology.

Additionally, a study of nearly a half-million women by The American Medical Association found that 3D mammography, combined with traditional 2D mammography, increased detection rates of invasive cancers by 41-percent and reduced additional screenings by 15-percent.

To schedule a screening day at your facility or to schedule an individual appointment, call (757) 312-6400 or send an email to

To view the location schedule for the Mobile Mammography Unit and to book an appointment at one of the locations most convenient for you, visit

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