To investigate elements of mobile facilities for mammography in the United States.
The prevalence and performance of mobile facilities for mammography in the United States were studied with regard to cost, price, quality assurance, and access.
Data were acquired from the National Cancer Institute's National Survey of Mammography Facilities, conducted in 1992.
Of the 1,057 facilities surveyed, 2.4% were identified as mobile and accounted for 3% of mammography examinations performed.
All mobile facilities reported accreditation by the American College of Radiology, and 92% were in Statistically Metropolitan Areas.
Most were affiliated with community hospitals or private radiology practice and were more likely to be associated with lower fees, convenient operating hours, batch interpretation, and computerized reporting than were their stationary counterparts.
Mobile mammography facilities compare favorably with stationary facilities.
The use of these mobile units in the United States, however, has been limited.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma glandulaire, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Exploration radiologique, Mammographie, Unité mobile, Résultat, Etude comparative, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adenocarcinoma, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Radiologic investigation, Mammography, Mobile unit, Result, Comparative study, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0317834
Code Inist : 002B24A08. Création : 01/03/1996.