Outline* The shown information is the one as of the awarded date and might has been changed.
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.
TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION X-RAY SYSTEMS DIVISION GENERAL MANAGER Satoshi Kimura
TOSHIBA CORPORATION DESIGN CENTER CHIEF SPECIALIST Hisatsugu Ishimoto
TOSHIBA CORPORATION DESIGN CENTER SPECIALIST Noriaki Baba/ SPECIALIST Kenji Ido/ Yuko Saito/ Naoko Chikuma
- More information
- Date of Release