According to the 2012 U.S. Census, there are 135 million women in the U.S. over the age of 20. The 20 to 40-year-old group is comprised of 22.6 million women. Pursuant to guidelines set forth by the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, women between the ages of 20 and 40 should have a CBE every three years, and women over 40 should have a CBE every year. No definitive data exists as to how many women have these exams, but the above data indicates that 120 million women should have them yearly.
The Affordable Care Act mandates coverage for yearly CBEs and should result in 40 million more insured people, so the need for breast cancer screening and evaluations through CBEs is expected to significantly rise. SureTouch Mobile service provides a more precise exam than any physician can perform.
The Annals of Family Practice Workforce study specifically points to the need to have non-physicians performing testing and examinations, which currently consume the physician's time. SureTouch Mobile breast exam is much like having the nurse or a physician assistant taking a blood pressure reading. Its result is digitized, reproducible, accurate and inexpensive. The patient knows the results at the time of the test and can leave the office following the exam with a report that can be used for comparison with future test results.
All these factors point to a trend in favor of the rapid adoption of this technology and alignment with government standard.