Inner Images, Inc. is a leading Wellness provider of mobile, digital mammography services in California. Serving communities throughout the state, we take pride in providing service to women in under-served areas who have limited access to early detection screening tests for breast cancer. We promote and provide accessible, affordable, and state-supported programs for women throughout California and are dedicated to providing this service that is comprehensive and superior quality. We are accredited by the FDA and the MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act).
Inner Images was founded by Debora Wright in 2003, with a primary mission of providing service to under-privileged women in under-served areas. “Over the last 26 years I have personally conducted over 1 million mammograms. This has been my life’s work…to screen as many women as possible for breast cancer. Early detection remains the best prevention for this disease with the survival rate for early stage breast cancer being nearly 100 percent. Also, the cost to the individual or health care provider for treating an early stage detection is a fraction of treating a late stage cancer”, Wright said.
She started her mobile mammography service over 20 years ago with one machine, driving to clients throughout Southern California, performing mammograms and processing the films herself. Debora has served as the President of the American Cancer Society’s Los Angeles Unit, assisting in the launch of their signature event “Relay for Life” in Santa Monica. She is a member of the advisory board of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and is a 7th generation Californian. Her education includes R.T. (M), St. Jude Hospital 1974; A.A., Fullerton College, 1973; B.A., CSU Los Angeles, 1976; and a Teaching Credential, CSU Long Beach-Health & Related Sciences, 1981.
Our Medical Director and Chief Interpreting Radiologist is Dr. Gregory Eckel; he is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and personally reads all of our mammograms. Dr. Eckel is Chief of Breast Intervention at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, runs the Breast Diagnostic Center and is a fellowship trained Breast Imager/Radiologist; with over 10 years of experience in the Academic and Private sectors.
As an Academic, Dr. Eckel is an Associate Professor of Radiology at, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has trained 9 fellows in Breast Imaging and numerous Radiology residents. He recently passed his recertification exam, which is critical given the many different types, appearances and presentations of breast cancer.
On average, Dr. Eckel will read about 24,000 mammograms a year and has dedicated his life and practice to detecting Breast Cancer.
We provide service to over 80 community-based health centers throughout the state. Customers include the Breast Cancer Network of Strength, the Breast Cancer Network of Strength in Sacramento and Bay Areas, and Breast Cancer Connections in the Bay Area, currently screening approximately 3,500 women per month. All programs are committed to improving access and affordability for women to receive early detection screening tests for breast cancer. We provide service at community events, such as churches and health fairs, to increase community outreach. We also service corporate sponsored annual mammography days; corporate customers include Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, CBS, Google, Yahoo, SAG-AFTRA.
Inner Images also works closely with Cancer Schmancer, Pink-Link and other organizations dedicated to transforming women from patients into medical consumers in order to prevent and detect cancer early. Cancer Schmancer is proud to partner with Inner Images to provide women in California who have limited access, with life-saving cancer screening tests. Together, through empowerment, education, and screening tests, we will ensure women with cancer are diagnosed in the earliest stages, when it is most curable. Please visit Cancer Schmancer’s website at www.cancerschmancer.org and Pink-Link at www.pink-link.org
Special thanks to the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund for their generosity.