Tomosynthesis demand on the rise

The demand for breast tomosynthesis continues to increase according to a report issued last week by Orem, Utah-based market research firm KLAS. Sixty-two percent of 121 imaging providers surveyed by KLAS said they would choose tomosynthesis if they had the chance to start over.

Kirk Ising, KLAS strategic operations director, told AuntMinnie.com that while the demand for tomosynthesis is increasing, digital mammography continues to be the top imaging option, although ultrasound "is playing a more and more pivotal role."

The report also found that 52 percent of respondents believe that reimbursement issues are the biggest obstacle to women's imaging, followed by patient education (37 percent), cost (34 percent), maintaining workflow (21 percent), and coordination of care (18 percent). Article

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