For the third consecutive year, Fujifilm promotes a mammography task force in partnership with clinics and laboratories during Pink October
October 1, 2018
The goal for this year is to serve more than 1700 women in different Brazilian states
Three years ago, Fujifilm started the Mutirão da Mama, a campaign that has already benefited 2400 women in several states in Brazil. The main objective of this action is to contribute to the reduction of waiting lines and facilitate access to the mammography exam for women who cannot wait that long and need to carry out the preventive exam.
A pioneer in the development of equipment for digitization and imaging diagnostics, the company that completed 60 years in 2018 in the country, will carry out another edition of the action in partnership with 15 clinics and laboratories that own Amulet Mammographs, from Fujifilm, in the month of Pink October.
During the Mutirão, the projection is for nearly 1700 women to have a mammogram exam free of charge and, in case of a suspicious diagnosis, the patient will be referred for treatment in the public health system. To take the exam, it will be necessary to make an appointment at the participating clinics and laboratories, since the quantity will be limited, present an identification document and the medical request.
Care for women's health is something that has always been present in the company. In addition to Brazil, Fujifilm also promotes several actions during Pink October in countries such as Japan and the United States, for example. One of the solutions developed by the company for the health area is Amulet Innovality, a latest generation digital mammograph created with the exclusive Harmony concept, composed of 3 items: flexible compression paddle*, decorative adhesives and indirect lighting, which contribute to the most pleasant and humanized environment, minimizing discomfort, the stress and the anxiety of the patients during the exam.
Present in more than 20 countries, FUJIFILM constantly invests in innovation and research, always based on the existing technology in photographic films. Throughout its 84 years, the company continues to develop efficient solutions for different business fronts with the objective of contributing to the well-being of society and preservation of the environment.
“It is with great satisfaction that we have carried out another edition of this campaign that aims to contribute to the screening of breast cancer for people with difficult access to mammography. This initiative meets the mission of Fujifilm to improve the quality of life of people worldwide,” comments Eduardo Tugas, director of the Medical Division at Fujifilm Brasil.
More information about the campaign will be available on the social networks of Fujifim Brasil, starting October 1st.
About Fujifilm Brasil
FUJIFILM do Brasil Ltda, a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions. The Imaging Division offers photographic products and services to customers and companies, such as: photographic paper, digital printing equipment , including maintenance and service, films, instant cameras, digital cameras and an extensive line of lenses and accessories. The Medical Division is a provider of diagnostic imaging products and solutions to meet the needs of healthcare services. The solutions range from digital x-rays, Synapse® (PACS brand), to advanced digital mammography systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any imaging environment. The Graphics Systems Division offers products and services to the commercial and publishing printing industry, packaging and large format digital printing. The Recording Media Division operates with sales operations of data recording media. In 2013, Fujifilm surpassed the milestone of 100 million LTO Ultrium data tapes manufactured and sold since their introduction, establishing the company's leadership and success as the world's leading data tape manufacturer.
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