Breast Health

Women's health programs and breast screening

In Indiana, Ascension St. Vincent Women's Centers deliver personalized OB-GYN and specialty care for breast, bone, and pelvic health concerns.

Women's Health and breast care

To schedule a mammogram, call our Central Indiana St. Vincent scheduling line 317-338-9595.
In Southern Indiana call, Ascension St. Vincent Evansville breast imaging, 812-485-4437.
To schedule a screening breast MRI (AB-MRI) at an Ascension St. Vincent imaging center, call 1-833-674-4437.

In Indiana, Ascension St. Vincent Breast Care Services are recognized by the NQMBC (Certified Quality Breast Centers of Excellence) and the NAPBC®, a national accreditation program for Breast Care Centers. Both organizations recognize Ascension St. Vincent Breast Care Services' ability to meet the highest standards of care and services. Our breast surgeons and care teams are known for their attention to detail, compassionate, personalized team approach to your care.

You receive an customized breast health - breast cancer treatment plan. Our experienced breast health team works together with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, cancer genetic counselors and our supportive cancer care team. We listen to understand your health concerns and work with you to deliver care that is right for you. All of this is done in a timely matter. We never rush your appointment. It is important to answer all of your questions.

If you get an abnormal result from a breast exam and mammography or are concerned about worrisome signs and symptoms such as warm or swollen breasts, puckering, dimpling, redness or scaling of the breast, nipple discharge (including blood) or a nipple that turns inwards, or lumps that feel hard in the breast or under the arm, talk to an Ascension St. Vincent breast care specialist. Our board-certified surgeons specialize in women's health and are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of the many types of diseases affecting the breast and lymph nodes.

Our high-risk breast program thoroughly examines both a women’s personal and family history to determine their individual risk level for breast cancer and provides personalized early detection and risk reduction techniques. These interventions may include lifestyle changes, increased breast imaging, genetic testing, medications, and surgical procedures, if recommended.

Leaders in breast-conserving surgery

The breast surgeons specialize in breast-conserving surgery options including wire-free SAVI SCOUT® tumor localization.

This innovative technology helps improve breast cancer detection with 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) and screening breast MRI (AB-MRI – for women with dense breast tissue). With experience and skill, our team delivers:

  • 3D Breast biopsies
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Individualized breast assessment to help prevent breast cancer through our high-risk clinic.
  • MarginProbe® technology to assess lumpectomy margins, making it less likely that a woman will need more surgery after lumpectomy
  • Hidden scar surgical techniques

Ascension St. Vincent breast imaging services including digital mammography, 3-D mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis, DBT), screening breast MRI (AB-MRI), and whole breast ultrasound screening.

Available screening breast MRI (AB-MRI)

At Ascension St. Vincent, the screening Breast MRI (AB-MRI) is a game-changing technology that helps improve breast cancer screening in women with dense breast tissue. AB-MRI is a faster test than traditional breast MRI with the same ability to detect breast cancer and improves the detection of small cancers compared to mammography. Mammography detects 5-6 cancers per 1,000 patients, whereas AB-MRI detects 15 cancers per 1,000. The AB-MRI technology significantly reduces the time it takes to do a breast MRI from 30-45 minutes to under 10 minutes. To get the screening breast MRI, you need:

  • An order from your doctor
  • Must be at least 40 years old
  • Identified with having dense breast tissue
  • Asymptomatic
  • Have had a mammogram within the past 12 months

Women's health and cancer survivorship

We are committed to educating women and your loved ones about breast cancer risks factors, screening, early detection and screening benefits, coping and thriving including:

  • Wellness and cooking classes
  • Support groups
  • Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • 1-1 survivorship counseling

To talk to a cancer care survivorship navigator, call 317-338-3551.

Other women's health services and programs

Ascension St. Vincent Women’s Health services are provided throughout Indiana. Our care teams represent a variety of specialties:

  • OB-GYN and midwifery
  • Maternity services
  • Perinatal care
  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Bone health and osteoporosis
  • Breast care
  • Pelvic health (urogynecology)
  • Women’s heart care and cardiac risk assessments

In Indiana, the Ascension St. Vincent  network of specialty care provides a powerhouse of answers for women’s health problems.

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  • Bariatric medicine and medically---supervised weight management
  • Cancer Care, including diagnostic breast services, gynecologic oncology, and cancer survivorship
  • Diabetes
  • Wellness and fitness and sports performance

To schedule a mammogram, call our Central Indiana St. Vincent scheduling line 317-338-9595.
In Southern Indiana call, Ascension St. Vincent Evansville breast imaging, 812-485-4437.
To schedule a screening breast MRI (AB-MRI) at an Ascension St. Vincent imaging center, call 1-833-674-4437.

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