UCHealth Breast Center - Highlands Ranch Hospital

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Hours
Monday: 7:30am – 4pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 4pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 4pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 4pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Aaron Kirkpatrick, MD
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Diagnostic

Caroline Ling, MD
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Diagnostic

Jodi Widner, MD
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Surgery - Breast Surgery

ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence badge
The ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence certificate signifies that this center achieved accreditation by the ACR in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, breast MRI and by the ACR or an FDA-approved state accrediting body in mammography.

Innovation and personalized experience.

UCHealth Breast Center – Highlands Ranch Hospital offers exceptional breast care close to home. From annual screening mammograms to genetic counseling for women with a higher risk of breast cancer, we offer advanced imaging capabilities and biopsy options.

You will be welcomed into a modern, yet relaxing, space by our caring, highly specialized team. The Breast Center is staffed exclusively with CU Medicine radiologists, with a breast radiologist on site.

We are located on the second level of Pavilion 1 at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital. Please park in the main entrance parking lot off of Lucent and Park Central Drive. Proceed to the elevators straight ahead.

Services we provide

  • Breast biopsies
    • Tomosynthesis-guided
    • Ultrasound-guided
    • Upright stereotactic
  • Coordinated care with genetic counseling, nurse navigation, breast surgery and medical and radiation oncology as needed.
  • DEXA (imaging test to measure bone density)
  • Diagnostic and screening mammograms
    • 3D mammography
  • Diagnostic ultrasounds
  • Needle localization
  • Wireless Savi Scout radar localization

Stay ahead of breast disease

The first step to staying ahead of breast disease is to know your body.

Schedule an annual mammogram at the UCHealth Breast Center – Highlands Ranch by calling us at the number above. A doctor’s referral is not needed for an annual screening mammogram.

UCHealth Breast Center – Highlands Ranch follows recommendations set by the American College of Radiology, the American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology:

  • Beginning at age 40, all women should have a yearly screening mammogram.
  • Women who are considered high risk or who have a strong family history of breast cancer should discuss their screening schedule with a primary care physician. Additional or earlier screenings may be recommended.

Your appointment

Take time for your health. Making your appointment for a screening mammogram is simple.

Prior mammograms can be valuable tools for our radiologists interpreting your examination. Please provide the location of prior mammograms when you call to schedule. The breast imaging team will coordinate making those images available to our radiologist.

Always inform your doctor and the technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant. Please share any breast symptoms or problems with the technologist performing the exam.

What to expect

Appointment day
  • There will be preparation for your exam. You may eat, drink and take regular medications. Try to avoid caffeine for 24 hours prior to the exam if possible.
  • Some women with sensitive breasts may experience discomfort. If you haven’t started menopause, schedule your mammogram for the week after your menstrual period. Your breasts usually are less tender then.
  • Do not wear underarm deodorant, powders, ointments or creams on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can show up on the mammogram images.
  • You will be asked to undress from the waist up, so it is advisable to wear clothing that can be removed for your exam. You will be provided a gown to wear during the examination.
  • Please bring something to tie back long hair.
  • Always inform your doctor and the technologist if there is any possibility that you are pregnant.
  • Please share any breast symptoms or problems with the technologist performing the exam.
Follow-up care

Our full-time nurse navigator will coordinate any follow-up care that you need.

My results

Your results will be available to you online through My Health Connection. In addition, the Breast Center will provide information either by phone or mail. If any follow-up care is needed, the nurse navigator will coordinate with you and your physician.

Screening mammogram results will be available within 7 to 10 days.

Diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound results are provided during the visit.

If you want your primary care physician to receive a copy of your results, please bring their name, address and phone number at the time of your appointment.

As a patient, you can download our UCHealth app and go to the My Health Connection patient portal to view your results electronically as soon as they are ready.

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