Breast imaging trends in Wisconsin

WMJ. 2000 Oct;99(7):42-6.


This survey was performed to determine what breast imaging services are being offered in Wisconsin and compare this information to a similar survey performed in 1997 looking for any developing trends.

Methods: A survey of participants at the University of Wisconsin Mammography Update Continuing Education Conference of 1999 was performed. Of the 135 questionnaires distributed, 68 were returned fully completed and 2 partially completed.

Results: The majority of sites were located in Wisconsin with 59 diagnostic facilities and 57 screening facilities surveyed (some participants were involved with more than one facility). Overall there has been a marked increase in the number of sites having some type of women's imaging center and there has been an increase in the volume and type of breast interventions performed by medical imagers.

Conclusion: Breast imaging and breast interventions are increasing rapidly with increased involvement of the medical imager in the diagnosis and management of breast disease.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Planning
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Mammography / statistics & numerical data*
  • Middle Aged
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Wisconsin