November 8, 2013 — Hologic Inc., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced that two healthcare organizations recently recognized 3-D mammography technology with important industry awards. 3-D mammography, a technology pioneered by Hologic, was named the “Hottest Clinical Procedure in 2013” by AuntMinnie.com, the leading worldwide radiology web content provider.
Hottest Clinical Procedure — AuntMinnie.com
In the 2013 annual ranking of the best in radiology, 3-D mammography was named the Hottest Clinical Procedure by the readers and editors of AuntMinnie.com for the fourth consecutive year. The "Minnies" awards recognize excellence in radiology. Candidates are selected from nominations submitted by AuntMinnie.com members, and winners are chosen through two rounds of voting by expert panelists. This year, there were over 200 candidates and 15 categories.
"In a year dominated by CT, it's remarkable that the ‘Minnies’ expert panel bucked the trend by choosing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) as the Hottest Clinical Procedure, making this the fourth year in a row that tomosynthesis has won the category in a streak that began in 2010,” said Brian Casey, editorial director, IMV Publishing (publisher of AuntMinnie.com). “But on second thought, perhaps it's no surprise, considering the effect breast tomosynthesis is already having on mammography. New research papers continued to pour out in 2013 pointing to the clinical benefits of tomosynthesis, from an improved ability to detect cancer to sharply lower recall rates."
Also recognized was Hologic's Affirm 3D guided breast biopsy procedure, which placed in the Best New Radiology Device category.
2013 Best in Digital Mammography — KLAS
Hologic's 3-D Dimensions system was named "Best in KLAS" in the digital mammography category in the 2013 KLAS annual customer satisfaction survey of medical imaging products. The 3-D mammography system also received the highest rating out of the 140 imaging products evaluated.
"Vendors who are recognized with a Best in KLAS award are those who have gone above and beyond their customers' expectations. The goal and the value of the awards is to ultimately help providers and the industry easily identify which vendors are consistently performing well," said Adam Gale, president, KLAS.
The Company also noted that its 2-D Selenia and its 2-D Dimensions systems were ranked second and third, respectively, in the digital mammography category. This is the second consecutive year that Hologic mammography systems have been ranked in the top three places in the digital mammography category and the fourth year in a row that a Hologic mammography system has been ranked in the highest position in the digital mammography category.
The Best in KLAS awards are an annual ranking of the best-performing medical equipment and infrastructure vendors, based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada. KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors.