Navigation Links
Hologic's 3D Mammography Technology to be the "New Standard of Care," According to Healthcare Research Firm KLAS
Date:3/19/2013

BEDFORD, Mass., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today the results of an independent survey by KLAS Research of Hologic 3D mammography sites in the U.S. The in-depth survey, which was not commissioned by Hologic, included fifty respondents whose facilities had used Hologic's 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) technology for at least one year. The researcher reported that "providers are seeing cancers that they would not previously have seen with traditional digital mammography," and concluded that providers who are considering 3D mammography "would benefit by quickly jumping on the bandwagon."i

This and other findings are available in the recently-issued KLAS report titled "Breast Tomosynthesis 2013: The Business Case." KLAS specializes in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and 2,500 clinics, KLAS helps medical equipment customers and purchasing agents understand which products are preferred by users.

"This is a really exciting technology to watch evolve," said Monique Rasband , KLAS Research Director and report author. "In our 2012 report on women's imaging, we received an overwhelming response from providers to dive deeper into the clinical and financial impact of tomosynthesis [3D mammography]. And what we have uncovered in this 2013 study will really help those who are considering tomosynthesis as a move-forward option. "ii

Since the clinical benefits of 3D mammography for breast cancer screening are well-understood and widely-accepted, the report focused on whether the technology was worth the investment for providers. Nearly 90% of those surveyed said they are achieving a positive return on investment (ROI). According to the report, providers saw "a significant reduction in false-positive callbacks, an increase in new patients, and even workflow improvements."iii

In conventional 2D mammography, the presence of overlapping breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect cancer and to evaluate areas of suspicion. Hologic's 3D mammography technology is designed to help overcome these limitations and allow doctors to see breast tissue more clearly, free from the interference of overlapping structures. Clinical data shows that the addition of 3D mammography to a 2D breast cancer screening exam significantly increases invasive cancer detection while greatly reducing unnecessary callbacks.

"Hologic is pleased that KLAS has validated the reasons why so many providers are adopting 3D mammography for their patients," said Peter Soltani , Hologic's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Women's Health. "The ability to achieve a positive return on investment, while providing a leading-edge technology with demonstrated clinical advantages is a win-win situation for everyone. The recently-published Oslo Tomosynthesis Screening Trial showed that screening with Hologic's 3D mammography finds 40 percent more invasive cancers than traditional mammography alone. It is encouraging to have independent data from this report to confirm the positive business impact."

Additional information about 3D mammography, as well as a 3D mammography site finder, can be found at www.Hologic3D.com.

About Hologic, Inc.:Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products. The Company operates four core business units focused on diagnostics, breast health, GYN surgical and skeletal health. With a comprehensive suite of technologies and a robust research and development program, Hologic is committed to improving lives. The Company is headquartered in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.hologic.com.

Hologic and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer:

This News Release may contain forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties, including statements about the use of Hologic's 3D mammography systems. There can be no assurance the system will achieve the benefits described herein and that such benefits will be replicated in any particular manner with respect to an individual patient as the actual effect of the use of the systems can only be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the particular circumstances and patient in question. Hologic expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to the data or statements presented herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such data or statements are based.

i "The Bottom Line," KLAS Breast Tomosynthesis 2013: The Business Case, February 2013. pp. 3. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com < http://www.KLASresearch.com >

ii http://www.klasresearch.com/news/pressroom/2013/Tomo

iii "How Providers are Achieving a Positive ROI," KLAS Breast Tomosynthesis 2013: The Business Case, February 2013. pp. 3. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com  < http://www.KLASresearch.com >

Media Contacts:Marianne McMorrowJim Culley  Global Marketing and Advertising PublicistSr. Director of Marketing781-999-7723302-528-1312marianne.mcmorrow@hologic.comjim.culley@hologic.com 

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Hologic, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Viztek Announces Availability of Opal-Mammo Integrated Mammography Suite - Complete Womens Health Package Combines PACS and Tracking Software
2. Hologic Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) System Places First in KLAS Annual Survey of Mammography Equipment Users
3. EvergreenHealths Mobile Mammography Coach First in Region to Offer 3D Screenings
4. Hologic, Inc. Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Ringing the Opening Bell at NASDAQ and Taking 3D Mammography on the Road
5. Hologic to Showcase Award Winning 3D Mammography and Other Advanced Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2012
6. Scatter Radiation from Mammography Presents No Cancer Risk
7. Hologic to Showcase 3D Mammography and Other Recent Innovations in Healthcare at the 38th Arab Health Congress in Dubai
8. MDH Radiology Selects Sectra for Nationwide Telemammography Solution
9. Philips receives FDA clearance to market MicroDose SI mammography system
10. JDRF Announces Research Collaboration with Dexcom, Inc. to Develop "Smart Transmitter" Technology to Accelerate Artificial Pancreas Studies
11. Fujitsu to Showcase Radiation-Hardened RFID Using FRAM Technology at Interphex 2012 in New York City, Booth #2430
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... offering. The current unmet ... for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates a ... considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of a ... development is still in its infancy. Key ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, ... a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, ... winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by ... 1 diabetes stand in the way of academic and ... the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Guerbet announced today that it has been named a ... One of 12 suppliers to receive the ... of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and ... lower costs. "We ... customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway ... call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting ... restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue of ... in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of leading ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the efforts ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... their Las Vegas client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and ... The Grove, in Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment ... a life sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of ... position, Ms. Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):