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Breast cancer services at local hospitals

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Columbus Regional



2400 E. 17th St.

Key department

Breast Health Center


CRH main, 379-4441 or (800) 841-4938; Breast Health Center, 376-5064

Services offered

Screening mammography

These look for the early warning signs of breast cancer. They are performed routinely on women older than age 40 who have no clinical signs of breast disease, no serious family history of breast disease or no personal past history of breast disease.

Digital mammography

This is like using a digital camera to take a picture instead of a camera that uses film. The image is captured by a special X-ray detector, which converts the image into a digital picture for immediate review on a computer monitor. Digital image provides a bit more contrast.

Diagnostic mammography

Gives additional and special digital mammography views, beyond screening mammograms.

Diagnostic and screening breast MRI

A supplement to mammography, magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced tool that provides more detail about a possible abnormality. Useful in determining a course of treatment. Recommended for women with a history of breast cancer, and women with strong lifetime risks for breast cancer and some women with dense breast tissue.

Breast MRI guided biopsy

For areas to be biopsied that are not seen well by mammogram or ultrasound. Biopsy performed with magnetic resonance imaging guidance.

Diagnostic breast ultrasound

Sound waves used to detect solid or cystic lesions in the breast.

Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy

Small pieces of breast tissue removed under ultrasound guidance and examined for cancer cells.

Stereotactic guided breast biopsy

Tiny pieces of breast tissue removed with computer guidance and examined for cancer cells.


An advanced technology for targeted radiation therapy.

Genetic high-risk education and testing

Women who report high risk for breast cancer based on family or personal history can obtain a printout of lifetime risk and also get information and genetic testing. Can help a woman and her health care provider determine her chances of getting breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast Health Navigator Program

A navigator nurse serves as a resource and familiar face while assisting a patient through treatment and recovery, so the patient can focus on health and recovery.

Mammography assistance program

For people who need a mammogram but can’t afford one. Those who qualify can get a mammogram for $5. To qualify, participants must be at least 40 years old; have not had a mammogram in the prior year; cannot be pregnant or breast feeding; have no history of breast cancer or breast problems; be referred by a doctor; have a household income at or below 200 percent of poverty level; and live in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson or Shelby counties. Call the Breast Health Center to apply.

Breast cancer support services

Same-day testing results and 24-hour pathology results.

Schneck Medical Center


411 W. Tipton St., Seymour

Key department

Cancer Center and Diagnostoc Imaging Women’s Center


Main, 522-2349; Cancer Center, 522-0480; Diagnostic Imaging Women’s Center, 523-4874

Services offered

Dedicated women’s center

Digital mammography

Breast ultrasound

Breast MRI

Same-day biopsies

Stereotactic breast biopsy

Ultrasound-guided biopsy

Self-referrals for screenings

Flexible scheduling for mammograms

High Risk Breast Clinic

Provides individualized recommendations for prevention and surveillance for those at increased risk. Also offers clinical breast exams, education about breast exams, screening tests and education about the risk of breast cancer.

Decatur County

Memorial Hospital


720 N. Lincoln St., Greensburg

Key department

Radiology-Breast Health Center



Services offered

Digital mammography

Screening mammography

Diagnostic mammography

Computer-aided detection

Breast ultrasound

Breast ductograms

Breast needle localizations

Breast imaging guidance biopsies and cyst aspirations

Assistance programs

Komen Grant; Indiana Breast Center Awareness Trust Fund. These programs are for people who meet financial guidelines and are eligible for screening and diagnostic mammograms, and imaging-guided biopsies at no cost.

Special screening programs for industry.

Chemotherapy, massages, nutrition consultation, social work offered by oncology department.

Supportive care.

St. Vincent Jennings Hospital


301 Henry St., North Vernon

Key department

Imaging services



Services offered

Breast cancer screenings

Offered through St. Vincent Physician Network Jennings. Call 352-4300 to set up an appointment with a provider.

Free screening mammograms

Available for those who qualify through the St. Vincent Foundation or St Vincent Jennings Hospital financial assistance program. Call 352-4310.

Breast and cervical cancer program

A state-funded program for those who meet state financial guidelines. For more information, call 352-4310

Columbus Regional center honored

The Breast Health Center at Columbus Regional Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

The ACR bestows that recognition on breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

Peer-review evaluations determine which facilities have achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.


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