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Providers Look for Partner in Battle to Detect Breast Cancer

KLAS report looks at the advancing technologies of breast imaging.

There were a few recurring themes we heard from providers during our research: partnerships, tomosynthesis and breast ultrasound.

    OREM, UT, May 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Healthcare providers are looking for a partner to help them navigate the chaos and confusion in the world of breast imaging caused by social and political issues, dense-breast laws, and increasing consumer involvement. This is the focus of the latest KLAS report, Breast Imaging 2014: Finding a Partner for the Future.

KLAS talked to 183 providers to find out which mammography vendor they would choose if they were making a decision now. Hologic proved to be the top choice for many. In fact, 100% of current Hologic customers stated they would choose Hologic again, reporting that Hologic is a true partner. Tomosynthesis is approved in the U.S. only for Hologic, but Siemens customers are optimistic that their vendor will eventually provide this technology, and the majority reported they are willing to wait for it because of their relationship with Siemens and because of the performance of Siemens' current equipment. GE customers reported they are happy with their current 2D technology, but feedback about GE's customer relationships was inconsistent.

"There were a few recurring themes we heard from providers during our research: partnerships, tomosynthesis and breast ultrasound," said Monique Rasband, report author. "Providers who have adopted tomosynthesis reported overwhelmingly positive feedback, and those who have not are looking forward to FDA approval for other vendors in the future. Additionally, more providers are looking at automated whole breast ultrasound, and breast applications for general ultrasound are getting stronger."

The vendors included in this study are FUJIFILM, GE Healthcare, Hologic, MagView, MRS, PenRad and Siemens. For further details, visit KLAS online at and view Breast Imaging 2014: Finding a Partner for the Future. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current vendors.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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