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Tepid demand for MR in 2007 still dampens scanner sales

June 3, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Tepid demand for MR in 2007 still dampens scanner sales -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New models and upgrades for high-field systems continue to shape 2008 in lingering buyer's market After three years of declining sales, manufacturers are hoping for a rebound in the MR marketplace this year. If it comes, it won't be much. Lingering fallout from reimbursement cuts, coming mostly at the hands of the Deficit Reduction Act, continues to dampen demand for capital equipment among outpatient imaging centers. Although not affected directly by the DRA, hospitals have been shaken by attitudes among payers, particularly the feds, that favor continued if not accelerated reimbursement cuts.

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