Providers to Increase Purchases of Medical-imaging Technology in 2011

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In a promising sign of economic recovery, hospital-based radiology decision makers intend to spend 10% more overall on medical-imaging technology this year, according to a new report from KLAS (Orem, Utah). According to Diagnostic Imaging Purchases 2010: Spending Increases, Loyalty Is Tested, providers plan to meet or increase purchases in all modality categories except radiography/fluoroscopy, digital mammography, and CR. MRI is at the top of the wish list—with 61 of the 230 respondents reporting plans to acquire a unit in 2011—followed by CT, ultrasound, and DR. For more information about the report, contact KLAS at (800) 920-4109 or visit www.klasresearch.com.

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Figure. Number of providers saying they planned to purchase equipment; image courtesy of KLAS (Orem, Utah).