Cancer Pavilion, 520 S. Seventh St., Vincennes, IN 47591 812- 885-3627 | Scheduling 812-885-3353
- 3D Mammography
- 3D Diagnostic Mammography
- Breast Ultrasound/Biopsy
A mammogram is a safe, accurate diagnostic test that helps trained experts spot abnormalities. The American Cancer Society recommends that women over age 40 have mammograms on a yearly basis.
Our state-of-the art equipment and skilled technicians allow us to provide the highest level of accurate mammography while also ensuring the comfort of our patients.
We’re very proud to offer 3-D tomosynthesis mammography, a new technology that takes multiple images, very similar to a CT scan, which provides a three-dimensional image of the breast. It allows us to pinpoint and treat tumors that are too small to detect through other methods. Through grants from Susan G. Komen and the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, we are able to provide free screening mammograms to people who quality for this assistance. At Good Samaritan, we are committed to ensuring that women in Knox and surrounding counties receive annual mammograms regardless of their ability to pay for them.
If an abnormality appears on your mammogram, further tests may be necessary to rule out a serious health concern. In many cases, additional mammograms or other imaging techniques can be used, but sometimes a biopsy is required. Three types of biopsy procedures can be utilized.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
This procedure takes X-rays from multiple angles to pinpoint the location of the abnormality. A tissue sample can then be removed and taken for analysis. A stereotactic breast biopsy is simple, fast and requires only local anesthetic.