We would like to inform a big success of the first training on tomosynthesis in Bogota, Colombia jointly held by the distributor Inversiones AJOVECO S.A. and FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. (Miami office) with support from The University Hospital of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá (FSFB). Being named “Tomo-U” (“U” for “University”), it was the first doctor-to-doctor training on tomosynthesis ever held in the country. 22 doctors from 12 Latin American countries gathered in Bogota to take the 2-day course on May 25th-26th, 2016.
The course started with the basic introduction of mammography and tomosynthesis, followed by the technical/clinical sessions on tomosynthesis by three instructors, Dr. Javier Romero and Dr. Gloria Palazuelos of FSFB, and Dr. Francisco Leborgne from Uruguay, widely known in Latin America. The participants worked on case studies using 2D/tomo images and made their diagnoses (60 cases in total) with assistance of application specialists from FUJIFILM distributors. Then the instructors gave commentaries on each case for the participants to check their diagnoses. Upon the completion of the training, the participants received CME (Continuing Medical Education) hours as credit to be used for recertification in each local radiological society.
The seminar received excellent feedback from the participants. In the questionnaire after the training, all of them answered that the training met their expectations and would recommend it to other doctors. 95% of them responded that they could highly improve their diagnosis using tomosynthesis. The training deepened the understanding of Innovality’s quality and strengthened the relationships with doctors. This is a new way to perform sales activities through high level education training, expanding the presence of FUJIFILM and Innovality in the region and creating several solid leads
The success of the training was only possible by the very hard work of AJOVECO, Miami office and the support from other FUJIFILM entities who provided images and equipment used at the training. We would like to support trainings in other parts of the world as well, so please contact us for questions and requirements as to the organization of such trainings. Please also give us any information regarding the trainings already held in your area, so that we can share it to help other entities make another successful training