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Women's Diagnostic Center
Offering Extraordinary Women's Care
We know breast imaging and mammography examinations can be an anxious experience for women. That's why we do things differently here - from the home-like surroundings that help women feel at ease to the same-day results options available on mammograms and advanced imaging. Our NAPBC accredited, comprehensive breast care program offers a full spectrum of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research, support and complementary therapy options. We also offer a High Risk Breast Clinic.
Continuing to provide the highest quality, safest treatment experience for women in need of cancer care, the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This certification from the American College of Radiology (ACR) recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided breast biopsy.
Women can take comfort in knowing the Center offers some of the most advanced diagnostic technology and services including:
- Digital mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Non-surgical breast biopsy technology
- Breast MRI
- Dexa bone densitometry
- An outstanding staff which includes a fellowship-trained, dedicated breast radiologist and a nurse practitioner
- High Risk Breast Clinic
- Positron Emission Mammography (PEM)
Community Hospital has earned accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from the American College of Radiology (ACR). In some cases, MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging modalities such as mammography or ultrasound. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. By receiving the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, facility's personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, and quality control procedures have met specific national standards.
The Women's Diagnostic Center of the Community Hospital is available in two convenient outpatient centers - at the Community Diagnostic Center in Munster and the Community Hospital Outpatient Centre in St. John. Appointments can be scheduled for either location by calling 219-836-4599 or 800-809-9828.
Same Day Results
At the Women's Diagnostic Center, women can take comfort in knowing that after completing their breast exams, our dedicated breast radiologists and nurse practitioner are available to provide immediate results and address any concerns. This service is offered at the Women's Diagnostic Center in Munster. All mammograms performed at the Women's Diagnostic Center in St. John are read by our dedicated breast radiologist, with results made available to patients the next day.
The Resource Center, located at the Women's Diagnostic Center in Munster, is a place where women can turn for information on health. A wide variety of educational materials including magazines, videos, books and on-line information can be accessed. The Resource Center is a free service of The Community Hospital and is open to the public. For more information, please call (219) 934-8869.