Nemaha County Hospital Announces Addition of 3D Mammograms

Auburn, Neb (November 6, 2017) – Nemaha County Hospital has announced the purchase of 3D mammography equipment. The addition of this new equipment is a service that will provide quality healthcare in Nemaha County, eliminating the need for local residents to travel to Lincoln or Omaha for screening.

The exam allows doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer. Instead of viewing all the complexities of breast tissue in a flat image, as with conventional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below. 

“This modern technology is offering new opportunities for physicians to diagnose breast cancer and provide life-saving treatment earlier than ever,” said Marty Fattig, CEO. “Three-dimensional mammograms are another way to provide vital preventive care.” 

Three-dimensional mammograms, also known as “tomosynthesis,” are becoming more common as many health care facilities in Nebraska are enhancing the traditional 2D mammography with 3D technology.

“Nearly all breast cancers can be successfully treated if found early and this is another tool to make early detection possible. We are committed to providing quality care every time,” Fattig said. 

About Nemaha County Hospital

Located in Auburn, Nebr., Nemaha County Hospital is a county-owned critical access hospital serving the Southeast Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri regional area.