U.S., European breast imaging system markets will reach $1.3 billion by 2022; Colorectal cancer screening prevented 500,000 cancers;

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> The U.S. and European breast imaging system markets will remain stable through 2022, with an eventual value of $1.3 billion annually, according to a report from Decision Resources Group. The report states that the growth in emerging breast imaging system segments will balance declines in more mature markets. Announcement

> Colorectal cancer screening prevented approximately 500,000 cancers between 1976 and 2009, according to a study in the journal Cancer. The researchers found that the incidence of late-stage cancer decreased from 118 cases per 100,00 people over the age of 50 to 74 cases during a period when an increasing number of people underwent screening tests that included colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. Announcement

> While U.S. women have simple access geographically to breast imaging services, it's not necessarily the case with breast MRI. According to a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, 85 percent have travel times of 20 minutes or less to the nearest mammography or ultrasound services, but just 70 percent have travel times of 20 minutes or less for breast MRI services. Article

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