Humboldt General Hospital’s Radiology Department is preparing to
debut a new 3D mammography system, and the community is invited to help
The Hologic Genius 3D Mammography System was installed in December and
is now serving patients.
An open house will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11,
in the HGH Radiology Department, to officially introduce the new system
to the community.
Community residents are invited to stop by for a free continental breakfast,
tours of the machine and mammogram room, giveaways, mammogram appointment
scheduling and the chance to meet HGH’s Women’s Health providers.
Humboldt General Hospital Radiology Manager Diane Klassen said the new
system constitutes the latest technology in breast cancer detection.
“Humboldt General Hospital now has the best of the best in mammography
equipment,” said Klassen. “As a department and a hospital,
we truly feel we have something to celebrate.”
A 3D mammogram (breast tomosynthesis) is an imaging test that combines
multiple breast X-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast.
A 3D mammogram is used to look for breast cancer in people who have no
signs or symptoms. It can also be used to investigate the cause of breast
problems, such as a breast mass, pain and
For more information on the hospital’s new Hologic Genius 3D Mammography
System or on the Open House scheduled for Saturday, January 11, please
call HGH Community Education and Development Director Nicole Maher at
To schedule a mammogram using the new system, please call (775) 623-5222,