Development of Ultrasound Scanning: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances
Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-003 (2019)
Harvard Business School General Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-003
30 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2019 Last revised: 9 Jun 2021
Date Written: May 15, 2021
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
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