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Frost & Sullivan: Modest Growth Projected in the U.S. Breast Imaging Systems Market Amidst Increasing Breast Cancer Prevalence
Date:2/27/2013

caused hesitations regarding regular mammography screening exams by many women in their 40s.

"The number of breast imaging facilities in the United States declined by nearly 7 percent from 2002 to 2011, resulting in an even greater decline in the mammography system installed base," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Roberto Aranibar .  "This had a significant impact on market growth, given its large dependency on system replacements."

Despite these previous declines in the market, the mammography system installed base and number of breast imaging facilities in the United States appear to have begun stabilizing. New breast density notification laws, product regulatory approvals, and evolving breast cancer screening protocols are among the factors expected to drive increased replacements of mammography systems and expanded adoption of new breast imaging technologies.

"Expanding breast density reporting laws are prompting increases in supplemental screening procedure volumes that, in turn, are creating a growing demand for newer technologies that improve diagnostic accuracy, while also increasing productivity," said Aranibar.  "One such technology, automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), was recently approved for supplemental screening, and reimbursement for another such technology, breast tomosynthesis, is expected to become available soon."

Analysis of the U.S. Breast Imaging Systems Market is part of the Advanced Medical Technologies Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research on medical devices, medical imaging equipment and informatics, patient monitoring and diagnostic tools, and chronic and acute disease management products.  All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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