3D Mammo Open House January 11 at Humboldt General Hospital

Humboldt General Hospital’s Radiology Department is preparing to debut a new 3D mammography system, and the community is invited to help celebrate.

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

discharge.

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 (775) 761-2624.

To schedule a mammogram using the new system, please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1130.

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