WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - Despite being in a rural community, workers at Columbus Regional Healthcare System take pride in being able to compete with others when it comes to technology.
They say that they were the first hospital in the state to get a breast tomosynthesis machine, and currently they're one of only two hospitals with the machine.
"You can take 3-D images of the breast," said Todd Howell, the Chief Operating Officer at Columbus Regional. "Most traditional mammography take 2-D images. But with this, we can actually position and look through the breast, so people with dense breast or a history of breast disease, we can actually find things more quickly."
Outside the hospital, the stage is set for an expansion.