Advanced breast cancer detecting machine reaches India
An advanced breast cancer detecting digital machine with a capability to see the lesions in breasts with much more clarity than ever before, has reached India. The mammography machine 'Amulet' by Fuji films, claimed to be India's first low close resolution system, was unveiled in the national capital on Sunday, 19 May.
Dr. Harsh Mahajan said this machine will be helpful; it uses the artificial intelligence algorithm to assist the radiologist in detecting abnormalities that would not normally be seen by the naked eye. “These kinds of machines are available since 1966, but this machine is unique, as it emits very less radiations of X-Ray, and it can show the tumors in a resolution of 50 microns, which can diagnose the earliest possible tumor in the breast,” he added.
“We hope that more and more women come and have their mammography done, and this machine will help in finding the earliest possible tumors in them.” The charges are almost same for mammography by Amulet and the normal one, and it may cost something around Rs 3000 per person, reported NNIS.
Breast Cancer is becoming a growing menace in today's society, and prevention is the only option to reduce its cases, and such instruments will be very helpful in early detection of breast cancer. But Indian women are still not aware of it and don’t know the importance of mammography.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shushma Swaraj was also present at the launch. She emphasized that every woman should be aware of the ever-growing breast cancer and needs to get mammography done to detect the cancer and fight against it. In India, around 20 to 30 women in one lakh population develop breast cancer at some point in their life.