"By waiting a year something could be missed," she said.
Cancer survivor Koenig appreciates the option this new technology brings. She is now the director of communications at Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, which provides support to those with breast cancer.
"Now, I am still kind of young at age 44, and I would like to be able to have the piece of mind of having a kind of test that maybe is more accurate," said Koenig. "When I have my next oncologist appointment, I am going to ask about it."
A statement from Fuji provided by public relations spokesperson Maureen O'Connell states: "In our assessment, we expect to see a doubling of the current market penetration of digital mammography equipment in the U.S. over the next year now that we introduced this technology."