Procurement Trends: MR/US Fusion - November, 2016
October 31, 2016 | Procurement Trends
Magnetic resonance/ultrasound (MR/US) fusion systems combine apre-operative MR image with an intraoperative US image to help target areas ofthe prostate for biopsy. Compared toconventional biopsy techniques, the use of MR/US fusion may improve detectionrates of prostate cancer. Teachinghospitals accounted for 50% of SELECTplus member interest in MR/US fusionsystems from 2013 to the present. However, we have seen a big shift over the years: 75% of interest wasgenerated by teaching hospitals in 2013 compared to 20% thus far in 2016. This trend suggests the technology is gainingwider...