Procurement Trends: Digital Mammography - February, 2018

February 1, 2018 | Procurement Trends


Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a three-dimensional (3D) breast imaging technique that has the potential to improve diagnostic capabilities by reducing or eliminating the visual effects of overlapping tissue and shadows that can obscure lesions. Breast tomosynthesis is now commonly used for clinical studies around the world and early studies suggest that DBT may improve cancer detection rates and reduce recalls compared to 2D mammography alone in screening populations. Our PricePaid database indicates that SELECTplus member interest (based on the total number of capital quotes analyzed) in DBT as a percentage of all mammography systems increased from 63% to 83% from 2014 to 2017; interest in 2D to 3D systems upgrades and 2D mammography declined.

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