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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:

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.

What is a 3-D mammogram?

Is 3-D mammography for me?

  • 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.

Who reads my mammogram?

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.
  • Ductography/galactography.
  • MRI-guided breast biopsy.
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy.
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy.
  • 3-D guided mammography biopsy.

Second opinion

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.

Breast cancer resources

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:

In the media...

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