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  • 02.11.11

    The Imaging Product Lifecycle: Why Does it Take So Long?

    Diagnostic Imaging | Debbie Abrams

    You may wonder why it takes so long to get new imaging technologies into the radiology suite. The authors of an article in the February issue of Journal of American College of Radiology lay it out: Escalating U.S. government requirements mean that imaging advances take even longer to push through than in the past. This is thanks to increasing regulation, plus reimbursement and adoption issues. Also, compared to the earlier introductions of radiology staples (X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound), innovations now are more incremental in scope. Developers have to prove why the updates are better than those currently approved and used.

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