Mobile dentistry is one of the best ways to solve the problem of access to oral health care that many Americans face and it should go well beyond just preventive care. Mobile dental vehicles serve populations where prospective patients congregate; from schools and businesses to elder care facilities and community centers. They also travel to rural communities to underserved populations who may not seek treatment at traditional dental offices, which are inaccessible to them due to transportation restraints or their willingness to travel long distances. Instead mobile dental units treat patients at sites that are convenient to their location. This allows more patients to receive care they may otherwise neglect.
Breast tomosynthesis, known as three-dimensional (3D) mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is an advanced form of breast imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system and computer reconstructions to create three-dimensional images of the breasts. This technology is far more advanced and accurate than typical 2D mammography and is just as safe.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women over 40 have an annual mammogram breast cancer screening. To help serve the public, mobile breast cancer screening units have state of the art equipment and infrastructure with dedicated teams to provide cost-effective mammography screenings to women at their place of work and to those in rural, urban and other low-income communities. Mammogram trucks help to lower the barriers to breast cancer screenings for medically underserved women and is a convenient incentive to those at work. These units are fully equipped with current technology and specific imaging equipment that use a low-dose radiology for cost-effective screenings.
Mobile laboratories provide a variety of on-site services, traveling to places where outbreaks can occur, serving as agricultural testing labs, educational class rooms, and even archaeological laboratories.