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January 22, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Demand skyrockets for digital mammography Vendors struggling to keep up with orders look for ways to boost production and beat backlogs Greg Freiherr -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While demand for MR and CT equipment languishes, digital mammography is enjoying a heyday with no end in sight. When the final numbers are tallied, vendors expect to have shipped twice as many full-field digital mammography units in 2007 to customers in the U.S. as in the previous year. And 2009 could be more of the same. The only thing holding back sales, apparently, is the number of units that can be made. The surge in demand that followed release of the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial results in late 2005 took FFDM vendors by surprise. Shipments more than doubled from 441 in 2005 to 900 the next year with the trend continuing in 2007. As the year drew to a close, vendors were predicting they would likely ship 1700 or more units in the U.S.

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