Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
Two weeks ago, our colleagues in the Technology Insights program braved the Chicago weather to attend this year’s RSNA meeting. They sent dispatches back to their blog, The Pipeline, as our team featured some major research announced over the course of the week.
Now that the dust has settled, we’ve compiled some highlights from the coverage – but for the full effect, you’ll want to register for the webconference on December 11.
2012 RSNA round-up: Our best coverage from the week
Last week, GE Healthcare announced its acquisition of U-Systems, Inc., the company that produces the somo.v Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) system. The acquisition signals that one of the largest manufacturers of breast imaging technology believes ABUS has more than a niche role moving forward.
A brighter future for ABUS
Shaun Lillard, Imaging Performance Partnership
A study in the October issue of Radiology has published some of the earliest findings on the effects of breast density legislation for a state’s patient population.
Aiming to “determine performance and utilization of screening breast ultrasonography (US) in women with dense breast tissue who underwent additional screening breast US in the 1st year since implementation of Connecticut Public Act 09-41,” the study was undertaken by six physicians at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Initial results for screening ultrasonography in Connecticut breast density act