Services

Our services include:

Full Field Digital Mammography Support Groups
Diagnostic Breast Ultrasound and Biopsy Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic Ultrasounds Heart Screenings
Bone Densitometry Screenings for Osteoporosis

Mammography

Every woman has a reason to get a mammogram. What’s yours?

  • We offer full-field digital mammography for a more accurate test.
  • Our mammography machines are warm for a more comfortable exam.
  • Our on-site board certified radiologists use Computer-Assisted Detection (CAD) to analyze images with more accuracy than ever. It’s just an extra step for your safety.
  • Same day diagnostic results. Screening results within 24 hours.
  • You can call a secure telephone hotline to hear your screening results within just 24 hours. The results will be sent to your physician, but this way you won’t have to keep waiting.
  • You can meet with a certified breast health nurse to assist with the next steps in your care.
  • Soothing, spa-like environment that offers a variety of healthcare services designed around a woman’s needs and lifestyle.
  • Discounts with over 50 local businesses just for getting your annual mammogram through the Silver Cross I Matter program.

Support Group

I Can Cope is an educational program for women facing breast cancer offered by the American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital. This program covers topics relevant to the cancer experience and offers practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis. It is women supporting women! View meeting times.

To schedule an appointment, contact your physician then request an appointment online or call us at (815) 300-6350.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Offered through the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross, pelvic floor rehabilitation can help relieve pain and restore optimal function to muscles and joints, enabling wide-ranging physical improvements. Therapists who have specialized training in pelvic-floor muscle disorders develop a treatment plan tailored to each woman’s needs. A wide variety of treatment options are available to restore this source of inner strength for patients, including:

  • Pelvic-floor muscle exercise and training
  • Manual therapy, joint mobilization and myofascial
  • Manipulation
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Pain management
  • Therapeutic exercise, strengthening and core stabilization
  • Sport-specific strengthening and training

RIC at Silver Cross can help women of any age, pregnant or not, experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary urgency and frequency
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bladder pain
  • Fecal/bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Persistent low-back and pelvic-joint pain, despite previous treatment

Call your doctor for a referral for pelvic rehabilitation with RIC at Silver Cross. Once you have a doctor’s order, call RIC at Silver Cross at (815) 300-7110 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.

Breast Ultrasound

Breast ultrasound (or sonography) is an examination in which high-frequency sound waves are used to evaluate breast tissue.

Breast ultrasound may be used in several ways. The most common is to investigate a specific area of the breast where a problem is suspected (a palpable lump and/or a density discovered by a mammogram). It is especially helpful in distinguishing between a fluid-filled cyst and a solid mass. It also can identify small lesions that are too tiny to be felt.

Breast Biopsy

A procedure in which an area of breast tissue is removed and tested for the presence of cancer.

A breast biopsy may be done in the imaging department, doctor’s office, or in the hospital operating room. The setting depends on the size and location of the growth, the patient’s general health, and the type of biopsy performed.

Dexa Bone Density

Determines the density of your bones.

Preparation: Do not take you calcium the day before of the day of your test until test is complete. Wear clothing that has no zippers, buttons, or snaps.

Procedure: Bone density tests use a small amount of x-ray to determine the density of the spine, hip, or waist. This result can help your Doctor diagnose osteoporosis of if you need to take certain steps to protect your bone health.

Following the exam: Return to normal activities. A board certified radiologist will interpret your exam and results will be available to your doctor. Your doctor will discuss the results with you.