Since our last round-up of the contrast media market, the economic environment in the world has changed. Although the recession may have caused hospitals, physician offices and other institutions to delay or cancel the purchase of imaging equipment, it has not had a significant negative impact on the use of contrast agents with the equipment already on hand. Specifically, annual growth for medical contrast media during the next five years appears to be strong, despite the recession slowing capital equipment purchases. Imaging exams are still needed for many diagnoses, and contrast enhancement facilitates diagnosis in many cases. Kalorama expects growth ranges to remain high.
This comprehensive study of the world market for contrast agents builds on the previous modality-focused reports of Kalorama's medical imaging market reports. Coverage includes:
(X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound, MRI, PET, SPECT)
The report concludes with profiles of top suppliers and developers including:
Medical Imaging Markets: Contrast Agents
November 01, 2009
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