Breast Care Center
Women's Breast Health Services in Knox County & Surrounding Areas
At Good Samaritan’s Breast Care Center we are dedicated to the early
detection of breast cancer. Equipped with the most advanced 3D breast
care technology available, the Breast Care Center is a comprehensive,
patient-centered unit specifically focused on diseases and disorders of
the breast. We are proud to be recognized as Breast Imaging Center of
Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
520 S. Seventh Street
Located inside the Health Pavilion at 8th and Prairie
The center’s experienced, multi-disciplinary team creates an individualized
treatment plan for each patient and then supports the patient throughout
the course of treatment. Our services include everything from routine
screening mammograms to breast biopsies and surgery. You will be cared
for by experienced on-site navigators, registered mammography technologists,
surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, physical therapists
and social workers.
The Good Samaritan Breast Care Center is recognized by the American College
of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
You can contact our breast surgical services team at 812-885-3003. To reach
the women’s imaging department, call 812-885-3627.
Our Breast Health Services
Good Samaritan is a leader in using state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis
and treatment of breast cancer. Our services include:
3-D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis) - 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.
Breast Biopsy - If an abnormality appears on your mammogram, a biopsy may be necessary
to rule out a serious health concern. Three types of biopsy procedures
can be utilized: stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound guided biopsy,
and needle localization.
Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) - Good Samaritan is one of the first hospitals in Indiana to offer this
innovative technology for the diagnosis of breast cancer. BSGI can detect
cancers as small as a grain of sand in a simple, noninvasive procedure.
Breast ultrasound - Performed by an ultrasound technologist, this technology uses sound waves
to outline a part of the body. A computer picks up the sound waves and
translates them into an image that can be displayed on a computer screen.
The process is painless and noninvasive.
Breast MRI - Magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) of the breast uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer
to produce detailed pictures of the structures within the breast. It is
primarily used as a supplemental tool to breast screening with mammography
Breast Health Navigator - Patient navigation helps guide patients through and around barriers
in the complex cancer care system to help ensure timely diagnosis, treatment,
What is 3-D Mammography?
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 qualify
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.
Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue
to do so for as long as they are in good health. Mammograms should be
continued regardless of a woman’s age, as long as she does not have
serious, chronic health problems such as congestive heart failure, end-stage
renal disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and moderate to
Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as
part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, preferably
every three years. Starting at age 40, women should have a CBE by a health
professional every year.
To schedule an appointment at the Breast Care Center, call 812-885-3353.
Evening appointments are available on Thursdays!
Breast Cancer Information
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment