Screenings help you stay well
Schneck offers a full array of screenings for early detection of many common health issues.
At Schneck, we recommend you get a 3D mammogram because it gives us the best chance for detecting cancer early. Check with your insurance provider to verify 3D mammography coverage.
You can schedule your screening mammogram without a doctor's order. Simply click the link below to learn more and fill out the form to request your appointment. Our schedulers will be in touch within 2 business days to confirm your time.
Schneck offers a low-cost test to determine if you are at risk for a heart attack in the next five years. The calcium scoring CT scan checks for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). CAD is caused by plaque build-up, or atherosclerosis, in the coronary arteries. Over time the plaque can limit or stop the flow of blood to the hear, causing a heart attack. The scan measures the calcium contained within the plaque to estimate the amount of buildup present.
The outpatient exam consists of a low-dose CT scan. No IV contrast is required. Each artery is given a score and then scores are combined with the other arteries to produce a total calcium score.
To find out your risk for a heart attack, schedule your calcium scoring test or call (812) 522-0433. Once you have contacted us, we will call you within two business days to schedule your procedure. The cost of the screening is $49, and typically not covered by health insurance plans.
Is a calcium scoring CT scan right for you?
This screening may be useful if you are a male over 40 or a female over 40 with one or more of the following risk factors:
- borderline or high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- you are a smoker
- family history of heart disease (mother, father, brother, sister)
- you have diabetes
- you are overweight
A heart scan is NOT useful if you have:
- Low heart attack risk. If you are under 40, don't smoke, have normal cholesterol and blood pressure, your heart attack risk is low.
- You have already had a heart attack or have had treatment for CAD. In these cases, your healthcare provider will already know you are at high risk.
- If you have had a previous heart scan. There is no evidence that having multiple scans is beneficial.
How do I prepare for my Heart Scan?
To prepare for the heart scan, you will need to:
- Avoid caffeine or smoking for 12 hours before the test.
- Take any medications as usual. You may eat and drink prior to the test.
- Plan to be here about an hour for the test. The actual scan takes about 15 minutes. (Delays may occur on a limited basis due to emergency test needs for hospital patients.)
When do I get my results?
You will receive your results in three to four business days. If you provide us with your provider's contact information, we are happy to provide the information to their office.
- It's important to take any heart attack symptoms such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or extreme fatigue seriously, regardless of your test results. For more information about heart attack symptoms, visit the American Heart Association website.
- For more information, visit the American College of Cardiology for clinical guidelines for the heart scan (coronary artery calcium scoring).
- As with any radiology procedure, this test does expose patients to radiation. Learn more by visiting the patient safety area of the American College of Radiology website.
- It is possible to have false positive results. This means that the test shows a high chance of blockage in the arteries of the heart when it is not true. Though calcium may be present, it may not be blocking the arteries. Your provider will determine if you need further testing.
- If you don't have a healthcare provider and would like assistance finding one that meets your needs, click here to search our expert Schneck physicians.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. Survival after five years is only about 15.6%, due in part to advance stage cancer at time of diagnosis. National studies have shown low dose CT lung screenings are the best way to diagnose early stage lung cancer. An early diagnosis can save your life!
Lung cancer is the most prevalent cancer in southern Indiana.
Schneck offers an affordable convenient way to help catch lung cancer early, and make it far more treatable. The Lung Cancer Screening, a low-dose CT scan of the chest, for high risk patients is just $25 (payable at the time of service), and takes just a few minutes. No physician order is needed. Results of the CT scan will be sent to you and your primary care provider.
Patients considered "high risk" are eligible for this screening. High risk patients include those who:
- Are age 50-80 with a heavy smoking history who continue to smoke or who quit less than 15 years ago
- Have not had a lung scan in the last 18 months or chest CT in the past 12 months
- Have not had pneumonia in the past three months
- Have not had cancer in the last five years
For more information about lung CT screenings, visit the National Comprehensive Cancer Network website.
If you are at high risk for lung cancer, please complete the form below or call (812) 522-0433 today to schedule your screening. Our Centralized Scheduling Department will be in touch within two business days to confirm your appointment.
Three screenings in one - carotid vascular ultrasound, abdominal aorta vascular ultrasound, and peripheral arterial disease screening - all for only $69.
If you have any of the following risk factors, these vascular screenings could save your life.
- Over the age of 50
- Family history of heart disease or stroke
- Over the age of 40 and overweight
- High cholesterol
- Do not exercise regularly
No physician referral is needed. Call and schedule your screening today!Call to Schedule »
Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk. More than 50 million Americans have osteoporosis, a weakening of bones within the body. Early diagnosis of osteoporosis can mean more treatment options to stop, slow, or prevent bone loss. While there is no cure for osteoporosis, symptom improvement can be achieved through diet, exercise, and in some cases medication.
A bone density test may be ordered by your medical provider if you are postmenopausal or have risk factors such as taking a medication that can cause bone thinning or a family history. Bone densitometry is used to measure the bone mineral content and density of the lower spine, hip, and lower arm. With a lower bone mass, bones are more brittle and more prone to break or fracture easily.
What to Expect
Special DXA imaging technology is used to measure bone density. After your imaging technologist explains the test, you will be asked to lie down on the DXA table. The machine will scan specific areas of the body. It is important for you to stay still during the testing.
Once the images are obtained, the radiologist will be notified. Radiology reports will be provided to your attending provider.
If you have any questions about bone density testing, please call our Diagnostic Imaging Department or email us.
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