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Breast Cancer & Fujifilm Fighting breast cancer

In the first stage of breast cancer, there is only a very small lesion.
Fujifilm has developed a digital mammography system that can catch micro-calcifications, evidence that is difficult to detect through visual examination and palpation, to support the early detection of breast cancer.
Fujifilm's digital x-ray imaging technology identifies abnormal changes in women's breasts.

1.Early detection of initial cancer digital mammography

X-ray photography of the breasts is called mammography. In the early stages of breast cancer, some cells become calcified.
With the Fuji Computed Radiography (FCR) system, high-resolution x-ray diagnostic images are generated for mammography examination.
Even micro-calcifications are detectable.
Computed radiography image

2.Easier to see! Easier to find! Digital imaging technology

The f low of FCR
Mammography is said to be an examination that women generally dislike. This is why it is important to obtain a high-quality diagnostic image on the first attempt.
FCR uses cutting-edge digital technology for image analysis that makes breast cancer (micro-calcifications, etc.) easier to detect.
This offers consistently stable and high-resolution x-ray diagnostic images to doctors and patients.

3.Mammography examination rates:Approximately 70% in the US*1  Only approximately 18% in Japan*2

The number of breast cancer patients grows every year. Since 1996, breast cancer has been the type of cancer that a woman is most likely to contract.
Yet, the rate of screenings in Japan is still way too low.

*1 Rate of mammography screenings by women in the US: from Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Health Data *2 Rate of mammography screenings by women in Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (women age 40 and above / in 2005)

Comparison of breast cancer screening rates between the US and Japan

4.We support the Pink Ribbon campaign.

The Pink Ribbon campaign was launched in the 1980s through the joint efforts of the government, companies, and civic groups in the US to raise awareness for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
This campaign was successful in the US, boosting the rate of mammography screening among women in their 40s to 60% and also decreasing mortality rates. Fujifilm supports the Pink Ribbon campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer examination.
Fujifilm has cosponsored the Pink Ribbon Smile Walk in Japan, one of the many activities the Pink Ribbon campaign sponsors to increase breast cancer awareness.