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Digital mammography saw rapid adoption during the first decade of the 2000s. According to data maintained by the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates mammography machines, fewer than 1 percent of the machines in 2001 were digital. By 2014, this figure had risen to 94%. We were interested in identifying the times and locations where the technology was introduced within the state of New York as a way of illustrating the uneven introduction of this technology. While the diffusion of medical innovation has been well-studied, there have not been many instances where maps or geographic information science methods have been used to inform the interpretation. Here we illustrate the adoption of digital mammography in New York as of 2005, 2008, and 2011.


This is a preprint version of a paper to be published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

The version of record appears here: Boscoe, Francis P and Zhang & Xiuling. (2017). Visualizing the diffusion of digital mammography in New York State. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-16-0928



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