OB/GYN of Indiana offers a variety of health screenings. Regular screenings, like mammography, cancer screenings as well as thyroid, diabetes and cholesterol testing are essential to preventative care and overall wellness.
Physicians agree early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. If discovered in its earliest stages, the chances of survival are now quite high. Until recently, the standard of care in breast imaging was Digital Mammography. The next technological innovation in breast imaging is 3D Mammography, also known as Tomosynthesis.
3D Mammography or Tomosynthesis
The science behind 3D Mammography allows clinicians to see detail within the breast they could not see before. For the experienced breast radiologist interpreting a 3D Mammogram study, this higher level of acuity means that cancer can be detected, diagnosed, and treated well before it becomes more advanced.
Our 3D Mammography suite assures maximum comfort and privacy. In order to make it convenient and easy to remember, your mammogram can now be done at the same time as your next annual appointment. Mammograms can be scheduled independently as well. Please call our office at 317-415-1000 and we would be happy to accommodate your preferences at our North location.
Cancer Prevention Screenings
Screening tests for breast, cervical, uterine, ovarian, and colorectal cancers can detect cancers early when treatment is likely to work the best. Our providers work to identify the most common cancers that affect women and recommend screening tests that lower risks that may help save your life. The American Cancer Society provides more facts about cancer as it relates to women’s health.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that postmenopausal women receive a screening for osteoporosis. A bone density screening is a non-invasive test to evaluate one’s risk of fracture. Our providers are able to discuss the options for prevention and treatment with you.
Genetic testing can be done to determine if you have certain abnormal genes or mutations. Genetic tests look for specific alterations that are linked to various diseases which may put you at increased risk for certain diseases/conditions.
Our offices partner with several labs that specialize in this type of testing. Your physician will take a thorough family history and can make recommendations on genetic testing according to your individual family history.