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.

For more information: www.fujifilmhealthcare.com

Related Content

Merit Medical Completes Acquisition of Cianna Medical
News | Women's Health | November 14, 2018
Disposable device manufacturer Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the closing of a definitive merger agreement to...
The MOZART Supra Specimen Tomosynthesis System is the latest generation of 3-D imaging for breast cancer surgery.
News | Breast Imaging | November 08, 2018
KUBTEC announced the launch of a new innovation in the treatment of breast cancer. The Mozart Supra Specimen...
Feature | Breast Imaging | November 07, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Breast imaging technology has experienced major growth over the last decade or so, and a new report suggests the mark
Philips’ Compressed SENSE technology helps shorten MRI exams by eliminating redundant radiofrequency signals from the acquisition phase. The software reconstructs any missing  information to maintain high image quality. (Images courtesy of Philips/University Hospital Cologne)

Philips’ Compressed SENSE technology helps shorten MRI exams by eliminating redundant radiofrequency signals from the acquisition phase. The software reconstructs any missing information to maintain high image quality. (Images courtesy of Philips/University Hospital Cologne)

Feature | Breast Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
The incidence of breast cancer is rising globally, with an estimated 1 in 8 women diagnosed in their lifetime and 40,...
Deaconess Health System Chooses Sectra as Enterprise Imaging Vendor
News | Enterprise Imaging | November 02, 2018
International medical imaging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its enterprise...
Volpara Enterprise Cloud Reaches 1 Million Mammograms Stored
News | Mammography | October 31, 2018
Volpara Solutions announced that the data stored in the Volpara Enterprise cloud now exceeds 1 million mammographic...
Philips Debuts Integrated Breast Ultrasound Solution
News | Ultrasound Women's Health | October 26, 2018
Philips announced what it calls its ultimate ultrasound solution for breast assessment, available with the Philips Epiq...
Etta Pisano Named American College of Radiology Chief Research Officer
News | Radiology Business | October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018 — Breast imaging research pioneer Etta Pisano, M.D., FACR, has been named...