News | Mammography | April 13, 2016

Fujifilm Sponsors Keynote Presentation at NCoBC 2016

Keynote delivered by Nancy M. Cappello, executive director and founder of breast density inform advocacy groups

Fujifilm, NCoBC 2016, keynote presentation, Nancy Cappello, Aspire Cristalle mammography system

April 13, 2016 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. sponsored the keynote presentation at the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCoBC) 2016 conference delivered by Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., executive director and founder of Are You Dense Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy Inc. Fujifilm also showcased its Aspire Cristalle mammography system at the conference, April 9-13 in Las Vegas.

Cappello’s keynote remarks —“Why I Talk to Strangers About My Breasts”— focused on fibroglandular breast density ramifications and legislation. The impact of dense breast tissue remained exclusively in the medical journals for more than a decade until, in 2009, through Cappello’s activism, Connecticut, her home state, became the first state to mandate the reporting of dense breast tissue to the patient through the mammography report.

Cappello then launched Are You Dense Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy Inc., both working together as a global grassroots density education and reporting movement.

“It is my personal priority—and the mission of my organizations— to ensure that patients, policymakers and healthcare providers understand the significance of dense breast tissue and the importance of regular, reliable screening,” said Cappello. “I am very grateful to have the support of Fujifilm, a company that clearly understands how educational efforts and awareness-building can help save lives.”

Fujifilm’s Aspire Cristalle mammography system features an innovative hexagonal close pattern (HCP) detector design, engineered for higher acquisition efficiency, to enhance detail for improved low dose performance. The result is sharper images with gentler dose to the patient. Additionally, Aspire Cristalle incorporates a patient calming design and Fujifilm’s patented Comfort Paddle, which is designed to make the most physically unpleasant part of mammograms noticeably more comfortable for the patient.

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