Development of Ultrasound Scanning: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances

30 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2019 Last revised: 9 Jun 2021

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Amar Bhide

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Srikant Datar

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: May 15, 2021

Abstract

We describe how efforts on multiple fronts, including advocacy, training and technological development made ultrasound the second most used diagnostic imaging technology (after X-rays). Specifically, we chronicle: 1) ultrasound’s development and introduction in the 1950s and 1960s; 2) clinical adoption in the 1970s; 3) continued growth in the 1980s; and 4) new product introductions in the 1990s.

Keywords: Health Care and Treatment, Technological Innovation, Innovation Strategy, Technology Adoption, Collaborative Innovation and Invention, Innovation and Invention, Governing Rules Regulations and Reforms

Suggested Citation

Bhide, Amar and Datar, Srikant and Stebbins, Katherine, Development of Ultrasound Scanning: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances (May 15, 2021). Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-003 (2019), Harvard Business School General Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427400 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3427400

Amar Bhide

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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Srikant Datar (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit ( email )

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617-496-7363 (Fax)

Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

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