Witnessing the scarcity of radiologists and limited experts in breast cancer diagnostics across Asia and in India, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket and Fujifilm India have come together to train doctors in advance diagnostics and spread awareness about early detection of breast cancer. Fujifilm will be sponsoring an advanced fellowship in breast imaging with Max Healthcare Hospital under the guidance of Dr Bharat Aggarwal, Director – Radiology Services, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket and Dr Harit Chaturvedi, Chairman, Max Institute of Cancer Care.
The doctors will be trained in breast mammography, breast MR and breast ultrasound techniques for six months through the Max-Fujifilm collaboration fellowship programme. The programme will train two selected radiologists in a year towards early detection of breast cancer.
Commenting on the association, Haruto Iwata, MD, Fujifilm India, said, “According to
the Health Ministry of India, breast cancer ranks as the number one cancer among Indian females with rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality of 12.7 per 100,000 women. We at Fujifilm understand the importance of early detection and are committed at improving the survival rates with advance treatments. Our Amulet Innovality is one such product that has made early detection of breast cancer a reality for women all over the world.
“Our association with Max Super Speciality Hospital is a significant and collective step to fight against cancer. With the increasing prevalence of breast cancer in the female populace, it is imperative for healthcare providers to deliver the best and precise early detection screening facilities that can help save lives. We are making continuous attempts to create awareness among women on breast cancer and promoting campaigns like the Pink Ribbon to encourage the early discovery of breast cancer,” he added.