A new mammography system has been installed at US-based White Memorial Medical Center, a 353-bed hospital and member of the Adventist Health System.

The new Aspire Cristalle system has been donated by Fujifilm Medical Systems and National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

Fujifilm’s mammography system will be used to meet the screening needs of women and support healthcare professionals in early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

The digital mammography system features a combination of hexagonal close pattern (HCP) image capture technology and intelligent image processing, optimising contrast and dose based on breast density.

"We will be able to provide more than 2,300 free clinical breast exams/mammograms to underserved women of our community."

White Memorial Medical Center president and CEO John Raffoul said: "This year alone, thanks to support from NBCF and other generous donors, we will be able to provide more than 2,300 free clinical breast exams/mammograms to underserved women of our community, of whom 45 will unfortunately test positive for cancer."

According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime and early detection with a subsequent treatment helps in overcoming the disease.

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The new technology has been designed to assist radiologists to screen and diagnose breast cancer.

Raffoul added: "This state-of-the-art equipment from Fujifilm will literally allow us to save the lives of women when we can diagnose them at an early stage of breast cancer."

NBCF has received $1.6m in donations from Fujifilm since 2006, and performed thousands of mammograms and early detection services to women across 50 states.

Fujifilm’s full-field digital mammography solutions are being used by more than 9,000 worldwide facilities.

Image: White Memorial Medical Center installs Fujifilm’s new mammography system. Photo: courtesy of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation.