Innovations in Mammography for Improved Patient Care
Educational Symposium

Exploring the latest technology, trends, and innovations in the use of digital breast tomosynthesis in the fight against breast cancer

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. invites you to attend the Innovations in Mammography for Improved Patient Care Educational Symposium on November 27, 6:30–9:00 p.m. Join your colleagues at Chicago's oldest cultural institution, the Chicago Museum of History, for an evening of food, beverages, networking, and education. Following the educational program, guests will have the opportunity to visit featured museum exhibits.

Learn from industry experts and participate in the discussion as a distinguished panel of global opinion leaders explores the latest strategies and technologies in the use of digital breast tomosynthesis in the fight against breast cancer.

Discussion topics include:

  • The clinical value of digital breast tomosynthesis in the early detection of breast cancer
  • Innovations used in digital breast tomosynthesis to improve image quality and reduce dose in breast cancer diagnosis
  • Strategies to help increase patient comfort and reduce anxiety during mammography exams

Additional program details to be published shortly.


Event Details:

Monday, November 27, 2017
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street,
Chicago, IL, USA
6:30–9:00 p.m. CST

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One way transportation to the venue will be provided at 6:15 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. from Gate 26 South Building (lower level) at McCormick Place. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to ensure an on-time departure.

Featured Speakers

Laurie L. Fajardo, MD, MBA, FACR, FSBI

Dr. Fajardo is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah.  Previously, she served in academic breast imaging faculty positions at the University of Arizona, the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the University of Iowa.

Dr. Fajardo was an innovator in the development of stereotactic core breast biopsy, digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis and breast biopsy markers. As a result of her commitment to evaluating new breast imaging technologies and therapies, she has received several NIH, DOD and industry grants to support her research endeavors. Throughout her career, she has served with national organizations including: the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research the NCI/NIH, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Radiology Oncology Imaging Network, the Academy for Radiology Research, NIH Consensus Development Panel: Breast Cancer Screening in Women Ages 40-49, and on the Scientific Advisory Integration Panel for the USA MRDC-Army Breast Cancer Research Program.

In addition, Dr. Fajardo has served on executive committees and in editorial positions for the JACR, Academic Radiology, Radiology and AJR. She has delivered over 200 invited lectures and scientific papers nationally and internationally, and is the author of over 190 scientific papers. She graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her radiology residency training and fellowship at the University of Arizona.


Pamela M. Otto, MD, FACR

Dr. Otto is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at UT Health SA. Dr. Otto is the Director for the University Hospital Breast Clinic located at the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center.  Previously, she was the Director of Radiology Services for University Hospital System.

Dr. Otto is known for her passion and enthusiasm for her area of expertise, Breast Imaging and Intervention.  She has dedicated her career to fighting and finding a cure for breast cancer and to those women & men whose lives and families are affected by this disease. 

Dr. Otto has been very active in developing programs and processes to educate and improve the care of breast cancer patients.  Among many initiatives that she has led during her career, the one that she is most proud of is her instrumental role in partnering with University Hospital System (UHS) to develop a mobile mammography service so that screening can be performed at remote locations with results provided at the time of service.  Dr. Otto and the UHS Health U Express Mobile Mammo Unit were recognized for their community service by being named San Antonio Business Journal’s 2013 Health Care Heroes for Community Outreach.  Dr. Otto is the 2016 Women in Medicine honoree awarded by the Bexar County Medical Society. 


Anna Russo, MD

Dr. Russo is a breast radiologist in "Sacro Cuore Don Calabria" hospital, located in Negrar (Italy).  She also serves in the radiology department and conducts conventional radiography, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations. Since 2014, Dr. Russo has been actively involved in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) implementation at  Negrar hospital, and she has established the acquisition protocols defined for patients.

Since 2015, she has been committed to DBT clinical application education and has acted as a tutor in more than 40 sessions at national and international events (e.g. ECR and EUSOBI scientific congresses), receiving appreciation and industry grants to support her research endeavors. In addition, Dr. Russo has delivered several lectures on tomosynthesis, synthetic 2D and tomosynthesis guided biopsy application in breast imaging, and has recently extended her competence to CEDM (Contrast Enhanced Digital Mammography) application in diagnostic mammography. She graduated from the University of Medicine in Verona and completed her radiology residency training and fellowship at the University of the same city.



Thank you for your interest in our event! Pre-registration is now closed.
Please stop by booth #4111, South Hall for more information. 

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