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Breast Center

Saint Luke's East Hospital | Services & Specialties

“I thought I was invincible against breast cancer. I was wrong.”

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Whether you need a screening mammogram or treatment for breast cancer, Saint Luke’s East Hospital Breast Center offers a full range of services.

Saint Luke's East Hospital Breast Center:

  • Is the region’s first center to offer 3-D mammography
  • Is one of the Kansas City-area’s only centers to exclusively employ fellowship-trained radiologists specializing in breast imaging
  • Features a specialized High-risk Breast Clinic with supplemental services for women most at risk for breast cancer
  • Is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), recognizing our ability to provide the highest level of care in treating the full spectrum of breast disease
  • Was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

The Breast Center makes health care easy with:

  • Walk-in mammograms—no appointments necessary for routine mammography
  • Nurse navigators who help patients schedule appointments, get insurance questions answered, and navigate through breast cancer treatment to survivorship
  • Free Mammopads for a softer, more gentle exam

The a state-of-the-art center offers advanced, comprehensive breast care. Our advanced services includes: 

  • High-resolution imaging that makes early detection easier. This includes:
    • Breast MRI
    • Full-field digital and 3-D mammography
    • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Computer-aided detection, or CAD, which analyzes mammography images and identifies suspicious lesions to improve breast cancer detection
  • Stereotactic, ultrasound-guided, and MRI-guided breast biopsies, which allows doctors to sample breast tissue using a needle instead of performing surgery

Breast cancer education and support

The Breast Center offers classes to prepare newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families about what lies ahead. Topics range from choosing prosthetics and changing eating habits to talking about your feelings. The center also offers breast cancer support services and counseling. 

As the only retail center of its kind on the Missouri side of the metro area, our Image Renewal Center provides products and resources tailored to cancer patients and their families.

Our team 


Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (last walk-in appointment at 3 p.m.)


  • Hear Ruby Meierotto, M.D., discuss the importance of screening for breast cancer, the types of screening tools available, and the benefits of the latest type of mammography, 3-D mammography, which is now available at Saint Luke's East Hospital.