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Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center

The Schneck Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center offers a comfortable, private environment to receive diagnostic testing specific to women.

Services available include:

ACR Recognition of Schneck Medical Center Womens Diagnostic Imaging CenterBreast Center of Excellence

Schneck's Women's Imaging Center is a designated American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The Women's Center received this prestigious award for our outstanding personnel and use of state-of-the-art equipment for:
The American College of Radiology is a national organization serving more than 32,000 physicians. For more than 20 years it has been the most widely recognized medical-imaging accrediting body, setting the industry's standards for excellence. Its programs focus on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
 
Schneck is also recognized for excellence by the Commission on Cancer. Our Breast Health Program brings women the most advanced breast health care, close to home. From diagnosis and treatment to recovery, here patients get the best care with the least worry for a quicker return to well.
 

Mammography

A decision to take charge of your personal health
As an active busy woman, you make important decisions every day. One of the most significant decisions you can make is to have a mammogram as a regular part of your total breast care plan.

Each year at Schneck Medical Center over 2,500 women make that decision; they decide to take charge of their personal health by opting for the simple, preventive test that is capable of detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages.

 

3D Mammography

Your breast is three dimensional; your mammogram should be too. Breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, offers another powerful tool in the early detection of breast cancer. By using digital imaging and three dimensional graphics, doctors can move beyond the traditional 2D mammogram and find potential cancers that might otherwise have been missed. Lesions can be seen more clearly, which reduces the need for unnecessary callbacks.

The 3D exam, positioned like a traditional mammogram, is different in the fact that multiple images of the breast are taken to create a three dimensional image for better analysis. There is no additional compression of the breasts required; it only takes a few seconds longer for each view. 3D mammography allows doctors to "look through" tissue and better pinpoint the location of small invasive cancer. As a result, an improved detection rate and a lower amount of false positives, is possible.

In addition, Schneck Medical Center's Hologic Selenia Dimensions® system provides diagnostic advantages, including:
  • Earlier detection of breast cancers
  • Clearer images of a lesion
  • More accurate diagnosis because of better sampling
  • Reduction in the number of unnecessary biopsies
  • Decreased patient anxiety and unnecessary costs
  • Better surgical results because of better visualization of all areas of concern

To schedule your screening mammogram or call (812) 522-0433. Day, evening, and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.

When you choose Schneck Medical Center, an FDA-approved facility, you are assured of the utmost in professional care, comfort, and privacy. Your exam is performed by a registered mammography technologist and interpreted by a board-certified radiologist. Results are then sent to your healthcare provider who will discuss with you any significant findings.
 

Minimally invasive breast biopsy

There's good news for women facing a breast biopsy after a suspicious mammogram or physical exam. The Suros® Breast Biopsy System helps our radiologists accurately diagnose breast abnormalities without the need for stitches or a trip to the operating room. Most of the more than 1 million breast biopsies performed each year in the U.S. are still open surgical biopsies, which can leave scarring and result in disfigurement of the breast. 

Here at Schneck, using the Suros Breast Biopsy System means an outpatient procedure that is performed in less than an hour and allows women to return to their normal routine immediately afterward. Patients leave with only a small bandage that covers an incision that is about the size of a match head. 

This kind of breast biopsy is easier on the patient, takes less time, and helps us make a highly accurate diagnosis. Women need to know they have options when faced with a breast biopsy. 

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S., with approximately 175,000 new cases diagnosed each year. According to the American Cancer Society more than 43,000 women die from the disease each year. A breast biopsy is the only way doctors can determine whether or not a woman has breast cancer, though eight out of ten biopsies are benign.

 

Take your health into your own hands

Mammography does not replace your monthly self-exam! Mammography is an important step in preventive self care, but it is only one weapon in the battle against breast cancer. A breast cancer may occasionally grow fast enough to form a touchable lump before it's time for your next mammogram. Or in rare cases, the mammogram may fail to detect a growth. So all women, even those who are too young for mammograms, should examine their own breasts once a month and have them checked by a physician once every two to three years until age 40, and annually thereafter. 

Your healthcare provider can help you learn how to examine your breasts. You can also get free information describing self-exams by calling the American Cancer Society at 800.ACS.2345 or reading information on the ACS website, or calling the National Cancer Institute at 800.4.CANCER.
 

Safekeeping of your mammograms

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requires that mammograms and related reports be kept on file for at least five years. If your film and report comprise the only mammogram you have had, we will retain them for 10 years, or until you request their transfer.

If you have questions about the Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center, contact us by calling (812) 523-4874 or by email
 
Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center