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Breast Care

Complete care for all your breast health needs

Breast care is not limited to having a mammogram. At IU Health, you’ll find all the specialists you need for breast care. 

Our board certified breast care physicians work together to provide a full range of breast services, with you as the center of our focus.

We use the latest technologies and methods to diagnose and treat all breast conditions, including breast cancer. Our goal is to help you maintain good breast health, and provide the support and education you need to take an active role in your own breast care. 

Our Services

IU Health offers many leading edge services for your breast care. Some of these services are only offered at select locations.

High-risk screening assessments

You can participate in a high risk screening assessment as part of your regular screening mammogram. The high risk screening program evaluates your risk for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer 

To learn your cancer risk, you will take a short computer survey. If your answers show you to be at higher risk, a nurse will contact you in person or by phone and you will be offered an appointment as part of one of our Cancer Risk Prevention Programs. 

As part of the program, you’ll work with a doctor to choose from the options that best reduce your risk, as well as take part in risk appropriate screening tests, clinical trials and new innovations in prevention as they develop.

Screening mammography

A screening mammogram includes two X-rays of each breast using computer-aided detection. Your radiologist will review the film and mail the results to you and your doctor. There is a small chance you may be asked to return for additional assessment, but this doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem. Talk to your doctor about your results.

Diagnostic mammography

You may have a diagnostic mammogram if you are experiencing a breast problem such as a lump, nipple discharge, skin changes or localized breast pain. 

A diagnostic mammogram is also used when there is an abnormal or questionable finding from a screening mammogram or if you have a history of breast cancer.

Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is not a screening tool, but may be used to further evaluate an abnormality felt during a physical breast exam or seen on a mammogram. Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce images that allow the radiologist to determine if a breast mass is solid or a fluid-filled cyst.

Advanced & Innovative Technologies

IU Health Cancer Centers offers patients the most advanced screening options available today. These include:

  • Digital mammography
  • 3D mammography
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with computer-aided diagnosis (CAD)
  • R2 ImageChecker System®
  • Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS)
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Ductogram
  • Image-guided breast biopsy

Learn more about how we use these innovative technologies and services for your breast health.

Our Approach to Breast Care

We use the latest technologies and methods to diagnose and treat all breast conditions, including breast cancer. Our goal is to help you maintain good breast health, and provide the support and education you need to take an active role in your own breast care. 

Our Services

IU Health offers many leading edge services for your breast care. Some of these services are only offered at select locations.

High-risk screening assessments

You can participate in a high risk screening assessment as part of your regular screening mammogram. The high risk screening program evaluates your risk for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer 

To learn your cancer risk, you will take a short computer survey. If your answers show you to be at higher risk, a nurse will contact you in person or by phone and you will be offered an appointment as part of one of our Cancer Risk Prevention Programs. 

As part of the program, you’ll work with a doctor to choose from the options that best reduce your risk, as well as take part in risk appropriate screening tests, clinical trials and new innovations in prevention as they develop.

Screening mammography

A screening mammogram includes two X-rays of each breast using computer-aided detection. Your radiologist will review the film and mail the results to you and your doctor. There is a small chance you may be asked to return for additional assessment, but this doesn’t necessarily mean there is a problem. Talk to your doctor about your results.

Diagnostic mammography

You may have a diagnostic mammogram if you are experiencing a breast problem such as a lump, nipple discharge, skin changes or localized breast pain. 

A diagnostic mammogram is also used when there is an abnormal or questionable finding from a screening mammogram or if you have a history of breast cancer.

Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is not a screening tool, but may be used to further evaluate an abnormality felt during a physical breast exam or seen on a mammogram. Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce images that allow the radiologist to determine if a breast mass is solid or a fluid-filled cyst.

Advanced & Innovative Technologies

IU Health Cancer Centers offers patients the most advanced screening options available today. These include:

  • Digital mammography
  • 3D mammography
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with computer-aided diagnosis (CAD)
  • R2 ImageChecker System®
  • Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS)
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Ductogram
  • Image-guided breast biopsy

Learn more about how we use these innovative technologies and services for your breast health.

IU Health breast care services are fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. We are also a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Why IU Health for Your Breast Care

IU Health breast care services are fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. We are also a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Breast Cancer Surgery

Surgery is a key component for breast cancer treatment. Our highly skilled, board certified breast surgeons are here with you every step of the journey.

Breast Cancer

The most common cancer in women, we help you every step of the way—from prevention to early detection to advanced treatment.

Breastfeeding Support

IU Health provides breastfeeding support for new mothers, including education and information about breast pumps. 

High Risk for Breast Cancer

If you believe you may be at risk, schedule an appointment with one of our highly-skilled physicians at IU Health.

Women's Health

Women’s healthcare begins in adolescence and includes gynecological and obstetrical care, and breast health.

Related Services and Conditions for Breast Care

Breast Cancer Surgery

Surgery is a key component for breast cancer treatment. Our highly skilled, board certified breast surgeons are here with you every step of the journey.

Breast Cancer

The most common cancer in women, we help you every step of the way—from prevention to early detection to advanced treatment.

Breastfeeding Support

IU Health provides breastfeeding support for new mothers, including education and information about breast pumps. 

High Risk for Breast Cancer

If you believe you may be at risk, schedule an appointment with one of our highly-skilled physicians at IU Health.

Women's Health

Women’s healthcare begins in adolescence and includes gynecological and obstetrical care, and breast health.

Patient Stories for Breast Care