News Release: 9/20/2023

VERMILLION, S.D. — Sanford Vermillion has added new 3D mammogram capabilities, leading to earlier detection of breast cancer. This breakthrough FDA-approved technology captures multiple high-quality images at different angles, providing clearer pictures for radiologists. The technology also allows patients to receive advanced breast cancer screening close to home, instead of traveling several miles to the nearest facility with 3D mammogram technology.

The low-dose 3D mammogram allows physicians to detect breast cancer at its smallest and most treatable stage, pinpointing the shape, size and location of irregularities with greater accuracy.

“3D Mammograms allow for earlier detection, fewer tests and reduced anxiety for patients,” said Veronica Schmidt, senior director of Sanford Health Vermillion Medical Center. “We’re grateful for the Dakota Hospital Foundation and the local donors who played a part in bringing this technology to Vermillion, ensuring all women will receive the latest in preventative care close to home.”

Funding for the new 3D mammogram technology is thanks to the Dakota Hospital Foundation and the Sanford Health Foundation, which inspires philanthropy to power Sanford Health’s work of health, healing, and comfort. 100% of every dollar raised helps deliver compassionate patient-centered care and drive medical research and collaboration to accelerate bold solutions for a brighter tomorrow. Learn more and join us at

For more information about how to schedule a 3D mammogram in Vermillion, call (605) 677-3700 or visit

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members across 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system has 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations and world clinics in 8 countries around the globe. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care across the lifespan at or Sanford Health News.