JABTS/NPO法人 日本乳腺甲状腺超音波医学会

Statement from the president

Statement from the president/ The Japan Assotiation of Breast and Thryroid Sonology.

The Japan Association of Breast and Thyroid Sonology (JABTS) was established in 1998, today growing to a membership of nearly 3,000. JABTS is an international leader in the development of innovative technologies and standards for ultrasonic imaging of the breast and thyroid. Our society holds a biannual national meeting for the mutual edification and education of our membership.

Ultrasound screening is invaluable in general medical practice, particularly because it does not involve radiation exposure. However, misdiagnosis can occur if used incorrectly. In the era of modern ultrasound, new methods are constantly evolving from research into clinical practice; we must therefore thoroughly understand and correctly use these new techniques.

For example, with regards to ultrasound breast screening, while ultrasound can find invasive cancers which cannot be detected by traditional mammography, evidence that ultrasound decreases mortality is lacking and the role of ultrasound screening also needs to be further examined. JABTS fulfills an important role in clarifying such issues and educating its members.

My goal, alongside my fellow board members, is to continue making the JABTS the best organization it can be. I sincerely appreciate your support and encouragement.

The Japan Association of Breast and Thyroid Sonology
Hiroko Tsunoda

JABTS meetings afterthis

JABTS39 Date: 23-24 Sep., 2017
Venue: SONIC CITY HALL, Omiya, Saitama, Japan
Chairperson: Kiyoka OMOTO