Breast Care Center
Skipped a mammogram? Now is the time to get back on track.
The number of women who received routine mammograms in the past year has taken a sharp downturn. It is important that women who have put off routine screenings be seen as soon as possible. The earlier cancer is detected, the better the outcome.
The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital provides comprehensive and compassionate breast care close to home in the Northland. Women who come for a routine mammogram will enjoy the comfortable and calming environment, and women who require additional screening or treatment can access all their care conveniently in one place.
Our specialty-trained breast radiologists use advanced imaging technologies to ensure accurate diagnosis and early stage detection. When you need more, our highly-specialized team cares for complex and high-risk breast care patients.
Our dedicated staff ensures a caring and personalized experience. We are easy to find, and parking is free.
We take care of you whether you need a routine mammogram or more.
- Routine screening mammograms
- Diagnostic imaging
- MRI, ultrasound and 3D mammography
- High-risk breast care
- Genetic counseling
- Breast surgery and reconstruction
- One-on-one support
- Second opinions
- Same-day results
Additional services include:
- Mammographic, ultrasound and MRI-guided wire localizations
- MRI-guided breast biopsy
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy
- Bone density screening
We use state-of-the-art imaging technology.
The Breast Care Center offers the advanced technology found only at a hospital. We know early cancer diagnosis and treatment saves lives, so using state-of-the-art imaging is our priority. Currently, we are the only breast care center in Kansas City to use new artificial intelligence that references more than 450k examples to help better diagnose breast cancers early.
- 3-D mammograms provide the best opportunity to catch breast cancer at its earliest stage when treatment is most effective.
- Studies show an increase in breast cancer detection rates with 3-D mammography, especially for women with dense breast tissue.
- The radiologist views breast tissue images in 1-millimeter slices, looking very carefully for anything that might require further testing.
- 3-D mammograms reduce the need to call patients back for additional views to evaluate suspicious areas seen on an initial exam.
Amy Patel, M.D., a fellowship-trained breast radiologist, interprets the majority of mammograms at Women's Imaging. She is part of a team from Alliance Radiology who provides this service.
If further testing is needed, we also can perform the following tests:
- Diagnostic mammogram (requires a doctor's order).
- Diagnostic ultrasound.
- Mammographic, ultrasound and MRI-guided wire localizations.
- MRI-guided breast biopsy.
- Stereotactic breast biopsy.
- Ultrasound-guided biopsy.
- 3-D guided mammography biopsy.
If you started your breast care journey at another facility, our fellowship-trained breast radiologist, Dr. Amy Patel, is available to review your imaging and provide a second opinion. Just tell your doctor you want a second opinion, and your doctor will request a formal consult.
Ashley Mayes, BSN, RN, OCN, Nurse Navigator, is available to:
- Assist all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and acts as a consistent resource to patients and their families.
- Serve as patient educator and advocate, guiding patients and their families through the cancer diagnosis and treatment process.
- Facilitate rapid scheduling and care coordination for further testing and follow-up after breast cancer is diagnosed.
- Coordinate a multidisciplinary conference where patients' cases are reviewed by specialists to discuss treatment options.
In addition to the exceptional service offered at Liberty Hospital Women's Imaging, the following resources may be helpful:
Our breast care specialists are all in one place.
Our specialized breast care team provides the highest level of expertise all in one location.
- Dr. Amy Patel is a fellowship-trained breast radiologist who completed a breast/mammography fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis and worked on staff at Harvard University in Boston. In 2021 the American College of Radiology named her a “Changemaker” and “trailblazer.”
- Dr. Colton McNichols is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon at The Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic at Liberty Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical School in Chicago, IL, and completed a residency at The Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where he served as Administrative Chief Resident.
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- Dr. Elizabeth Butler joined Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute after completing a fellowship in breast disease at Brown University and general surgery residency at University of New England, where she served as Chief Resident.
In the media
- The Future of Breast Care - City Lifestyle Kansas City
- Pharmacy director shares advocacy lessons from breast cancer journey - Courier-Tribune
- Breast care and a new Missouri law - KC Star
- Genetic counseling helps patients make informed healthcare decisions - Courier-Tribune
- Local breast health expert clarifies mammography guidelines - Courier-Tribune
- Artificial intelligence helps detect breast cancer earlier - Courier-Tribune