January 26, 2016

lifeIMAGE Acquires Mammosphere Mammography Image Exchange Network

lifeIMAGE announced that it has acquired Mammosphere, the leading national medical exchange network specializing in mammography and women’s imaging. Through this acquisition, the Mammosphere network, which provides hospitals, imaging centers and patients with electronic access to prior mammograms, will be made available to healthcare providers currently utilizing the lifeIMAGE platform. The goal is to improve access to comparison studies and enhance the effectiveness of breast cancer screening programs.

With an estimated 60 million women in the United States undergoing regular breast cancer screenings, Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)-certified imaging centers perform nearly 40 million mammography procedures each year. It is not uncommon for women to move between medical facilities, or to new cities or states, during their recommended mammographic age. The Mammosphere network saves providers time, energy and resources by allowing them to securely access an individual patient’s prior exams, regardless of timing or location of the performed study.

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