Breast Care Program
Regardless of where your journey begins, the Breast Care Program at King's Daughters' Health is designed to make your path a little smoother. The Breast Care Program begins with our Breast Care Navigator - who guides you through the process, answers questions, and makes sure you understand what to expect.
Breast Care Navigator
In what can seem like a complicated journey, our Breast Care Navigator is with you from start to finish. She helps ensure that your appointments are scheduled on time, that you have the information you need to make important decisions, and that everyone on your team is updated and informed throughout the process.
Breast Care Navigator: 812.801.8080
Genius 3D Mammography Exam:
King's Daughters' Health offers Genius 3D Mammography from Hologic. Genius 3D Mammography allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. Instead of viewing the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
Clarity HD and SmartCurve Technology
Beyond the Genius technology, King's Daughters' Health has invested into both Clarity HD (high resolution) images and the SmartCurve breast stabilization system that provides added comfort by using curved paddles during the mammogram procedure. While not all women will be able to use the SmartCurve paddles, most will benefit from the added comfort.
Fewer Callbacks and Earlier Detection
The Genius 3D Mammography exam reduces callback rates by up to 40 percent, compared to 2D (traditional) mammography images. In addition, only the Genius 3D Mammography exam is proven to find 20-65 percent more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone - an average increase of 41 percent. The Genius exam is also the only mammogram FDA approved as superior for women with dense breasts.
Screening Mammograms - including Genius 3D Mammography exams - may be schedule when it's convenient for you, thanks to flexible appointment options that include evenings. Talk to your women's health provider or family physician regarding the appropriate screening guidelines related to your personal and family health history. To schedule a screening mammogram, call 812.801.0440 or 812.801.0686.
Diagnostic Mammograms - these exams are scheduled by your provider and usually follow a screening mammogram or a clinical exam by your provider. Most diagnostic mammograms will be scheduled within 24-48 hours.
Breast Ultrasound - much like a diagnostic mammogram, a breast ultrasound is most often scheduled by your provider as a follow-up exam. Using sound waves to create highly detailed images, a breast ultrasound provides radiologists an opportunity to examine breast concerns more closely. A qualified physician will decide whether a breast ultrasound or diagnostic mammogram is most appropriate for you. Most breast ultrasound exams will be scheduled within 24-48 hours.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy - we know how scary it can be to learn that you need a breast biopsy. Staying close to home in a friendly, familiar environment is a great benefit. A stereotactic breast biopsy utilizes equipment that yields a precise needle placement for biopsy extraction of the affected tissue. Breast tissue is numbed prior to placement of the needle. Following this minimally invasive procedure, patients recover at the hospital and then leave with no restrictions.
Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy - ultrasound guided breast biopsies use ultrasound imagery to guide the biopsy process. A biopsy allows physicians to obtain a sample of the affected tissue for further analysis.
Breast Needle Localizations - when a needle is placed into the affected breast tissue and then retrieved during an outpatient surgical procedure. Needles may be placed using ultrasound or through traditional mammography.
Breast Surgery - options will be thoroughly discussed with each patient prior to scheduling. Patient input is an important part of the process. We want to provide you the best care for your unique situation.
Breast Cancer Care - patients referred to the Cancer Treatment Center will meet with a personal Cancer Care Navigator. The Cancer Care Navigator discusses next steps, schedules appointments with oncology physicians, schedules any additional tests, and answers any questions. They guide you along your journey. Contact one of our Cancer Care Navigators at 812.801.0603.
Women's Health Providers
To schedule an appointment with one of our Women's Health Providers, call 812.801.0856. We have a team of exceptional physicians and providers who work with you to build and maintain good health. New patients are always welcome. Offices are located at the Main Campus Medical Building in Madison.