ETMC is the first hospital system in East Texas to offer complete, online mammogram scheduling, available on our website at www.etmc.org.
"Online registration for digital mammography at ETMC will add convenience for East Texas women," according to Regina Davis, director of the breast care center. "Women will be able to schedule their annual appointment at anytime on our secure website, by selecting the date, time and location."
Patients will log on to www.etmc.org and click on the mammogram self-scheduling box and follow the instructions. "The system will ask the patient questions to make sure she is the right age and meets specified guidelines to receive a screening mammogram. Women should have a baseline mammogram at age 35 to 40 and an annual mammogram beginning at age 40," said Davis.
The system has other benefits as well. "We will also be able to generate e-mail reminders and provide additional services that will help East Texas women pursue healthy lifestyles through screening and early detection," said Susan Shockey, referral services director.
ETMC screens over 10,000 women a year for breast cancer.