Ultrasound: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances

36 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2019

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Amar Bhide

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Srikant Datar

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: July 19, 2019

Abstract

We describe how efforts on multiple fronts, including advocacy, training and technological development made ultrasound the second most commonly used diagnostic imaging technology (after X-rays). Specifically, we chronicle:

1) ultrasound’s development and introduction in the 1950s and 1960s;

2) widespread adoption in the 1970s; and

3) innovations that sustained growth in the 1980s and 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, Ultrasound: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances (July 19, 2019). Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-003 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427400 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3427400

Amar Bhide

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy ( email )

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Srikant Datar (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit ( email )

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Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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

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