Jessica Nachreiner, Springfield Clinic’s lead mammographer, with the newly installed 3D mammogram at Allina Health Springfield Clinic.

Allina Health Springfield Clinic now offering 3D mammography services

 

Allina Health Springfield Clinic is now offering 3D mammograms thanks to the support of Allina Health and the Allina Health Foundation (formerly the New Ulm Medical Center Foundation). 

“I’m excited to see this technology here,” said Springfield Clinic’s lead mammographer, Jessica Nachreiner. “ It’s the new standard of care and we want to provide good service for our patients here in the community.”  

A mammogram is the best way to screen for breast cancer. A 3D mammogram – also called tomosynthesis – provides the most detailed picture of breast tissue because it takes several images from several angles, which are combined by a computer to produce a three-dimensional image of the breast. 3D mammograms are especially beneficial for women who have a high risk of developing breast cancer or have dense breast tissue. 

See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.