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2007

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
X-ray Mammography System [MAMMOREX Peruru MGU-1000A]
Domain/Category
Product Design - Facilities, and systems for medical institutions
Company
TOSHIBA CORPORATION (Japan)
TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
07A11053
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2007

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Outline

Mammography screenings involve specialized X-ray equipment for examining breasts. Although breast compression during this exam occasionally causes some discomfort, this imaging technique is most effective in detecting calcification that may lead to tumors or the early stages of breast cancer, and the exposure to radiation is minimal. Breast cancer is a form of cancer for which early detection and treatment is highly likely to cure patients, yet in Japan, cases of breast cancer and associated deaths are on the rise each year. To reduce the breast cancer mortality rate through early detection, in 2000 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare started advising women to have mammography screenings. The business of gearing up for screenings was subsidized, and the screening age was lowered. Additionally, heightened social awareness from the Pink Ribbon movement (an international campaign for education on early detection of breast cancer) and a variety of other factors have driven rapid growth in markets supporting mammography.

Producer

TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION X-RAY SYSTEMS DIVISION GENERAL MANAGER Satoshi Kimura

Director

TOSHIBA CORPORATION DESIGN CENTER CHIEF SPECIALIST Hisatsugu Ishimoto

Designer

TOSHIBA CORPORATION DESIGN CENTER SPECIALIST Noriaki Baba/ SPECIALIST Kenji Ido/ Yuko Saito/ Naoko Chikuma

More information

http://www.toshiba-medical.co.jp/tmd/products/xray/mammo/peruru/index.html

Date of Release
2007/2/1
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