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Growth Opportunities in Precision Medical Imaging, Forecast to 2022

Growth Opportunities in Precision Medical Imaging, Forecast to 2022

The precision medicine paradigm has found its early roots in genetic profiling, as genomics have proven their potential in helping clinicians decide on the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Not far behind is medical imaging, which is rapidly developing its own, image-based approaches to tailoring decisions and care pathways to individual patients. Indeed, as one of only four ways to phenotype a patient, – together with clinical history through physical examination, lab testing, and pathology – diagnostic imaging provides a fundamental source of information for personalized medicine. At every step of the medical imaging value chain, opportunities are developing for a personalized approach to imaging, away from a one-size fits-all model: from ordering and planning imaging studies, to imaging equipment advances and personalized image acquisitions, to precision reporting and image analysis with quantitative imaging biomarkers and radiomics, to image-based 3D printing and real-time image-guided interventions and therapies, to high-precision radiation therapy and molecular imaging of theranostic radiotracers, and with the overarching analytics layer that closed the loop on imaging's value, quality and outcomes. Precision imaging’s impact is expected across the key clinical application areas of oncology, metabolic diseases and neurological disorders, and the paradigm itself is expected to result from the convergence of several developments, including but not limited to integrated and structured big imaging datasets, multi-modal techniques in multidisciplinary care, and personalization under a consumerist paradigm.

Every major economy has launched wide-scale precision medicine projects over the last few years, involving genetic profiling of millions of people. Medical imaging is now the next in line, as the interest in imaging biobanks and registries and the confidence in image-based cohort creation and therapy selection and planning are growing rapidly. While all of the major imaging companies have taken notice of the "precision imaging" opportunity, their respective approaches and proactive levels vary widely.

Research Highlights
This study attempts to define the role of medical imaging in the precision medicine paradigm, outlines reasons of why investing in this area is beneficial, sizes the potential of this market opportunity, and identifies the ten crucial growth opportunities in this space, along with representative examples for each opportunity. These growth opportunities are mapped to the stages of the imaging care continuum – study ordering, image acquisition, image interpretation, image-based intervention, therapeutic dose radiation, and study impact evaluation.

Key Issues Addressed
Image-based inferencing for precision medicine: what is the current state-of-play?
What are the key applications and use cases, and how fast are they developing?
What is the size of the market opportunity overall, and the growth projection?
What are the top 10 main levers of growth-creating new market opportunities?
What are some interesting examples from innovative companies within each precision imaging segment?


  • Executive Dashboard
    • Purpose of this Study
    • 5 Step Process to Transformational Growth
  • Growth Environment-Market Background
    • Background-The Overarching Precision Medicine Development
    • Background-Rising Global Investment in Precision Medicine
    • What is Precision Imaging?
    • How Do We Define Precision Imaging in the Context of Precision Medicine?
    • Where Do We Draw the Line on what Pertains to Precision Imaging?
    • Why Invest in the Development of Medical Imaging for Precision Medicine?
    • What Goals Can Precision Imaging Achieve?
    • How Can Precision Imaging Achieve these Goals?
    • 6 Big Themes for Precision Imaging
    • Clinical Application and Impact of Precision Imaging
    • What are the Top Growth Opportunities in Precision Medical Imaging?
    • How Do the Growth Opportunities Map along the Imaging Care Continuum?
    • Growth Opportunities Maturity Assessment
    • Strategic Imperatives for Vendor Success in Precision Imaging
  • Growth Environment-Market Overview
    • Scope and Segmentation
    • Maturing Growth Opportunities Driving Inception of Market Revenue
    • Sizing and Forecasting the Clinical Precision Imaging Market Opportunity
    • Precision Imaging Revenue Opportunity
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
  • Visioning Scenarios
    • Macro to Micro Visioning
    • Integration of Imaging Data as a Cornerstone of Precision Imaging
    • Imperative for Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Drive Precision
    • Advanced Data Management as a Prerequisite for Precision Imaging
    • Top Predictions for the Precision Imaging Market Opportunity
  • Growth Opportunities Pipeline
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Evidence-based Study Ordering and Smart Planning
    • Market Maturity of Evidence-based Study Ordering and Smart Planning
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Evidence-based Study Ordering and Smart Planning
    • Products and Services for Precision Imaging in Evidence-based Study Ordering and Smart Planning
    • Competitive Landscape for Precision Imaging in Evidence-based Study Ordering and Smart Planning
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Advanced Imaging Techniques and Personalized Image Acquisition Protocols
    • Market Maturity of Advanced Imaging Techniques and Personalized Image Acquisition Protocols
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Advanced Imaging Techniques and Personalized Image Acquisition Protocols
    • Products and Services for Advanced Imaging Techniques and Personalized Image Acquisition Protocols
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Adaptive, Anatomical, and Applied Machine Intelligence
    • Market Maturity of Adaptive, Anatomical, and Applied Machine Intelligence
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Adaptive, Anatomical, and Applied Machine Intelligence
    • Products and Services for Adaptive, Anatomical, and Applied Machine Intelligence
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Precision Reporting: Informed and Correlated Study Interpretation
    • Market Maturity of Precision Reporting-Informed and Correlated Study Interpretation
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Precision Reporting-Informed and Correlated Study Interpretation
    • Products and Services for Precision Reporting-Informed and Correlated Study Interpretation
    • Growth Opportunity 5-Precision Image Analysis: Quantitative Imaging and Radiomics
    • Market Maturity of Precision Imaging of Precision Image Analysis- Quantitative Imaging and Radiomics
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Precision Image Analysis-Quantitative Imaging and Radiomics
    • Products and Services for Precision Image Analysis-Quantitative Imaging and Radiomics
    • Growth Opportunity 6-Image-Based 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants and Anatomical Guides
    • Market Maturity of Image-Based 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants and Anatomical Guides
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Image-Based 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants and Anatomical Guides
    • Products and Services for Image-Based 3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants and Anatomical Guides
    • Growth Opportunity 7-Real-time Image-Guided Interventions and Therapies
    • Market Maturity of Real-time Image-Guided Interventions and Therapies
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Real-time Image-Guided Interventions and Therapies
    • Products and Services for Real-time Image-Guided Interventions and Therapies
    • Growth Opportunity 8-Precise Oncologic Radiation Dose Therapy
    • Market Maturity of Precise Oncologic Radiation Dose Therapy Planning
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Precise Oncologic Radiation Dose Therapy Planning
    • Products and Services for Precise Oncologic Radiation Dose Therapy
    • Precise Oncologic Radiation Dose Therapy PlanningCompetitive Landscape
    • Growth Opportunity 9-Molecular Imaging of Theranostic Radiotracers
    • Market Maturity of Molecular Imaging of Theranostic Radiotracers
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Molecular Imaging of Theranostic Radiotracers
    • Products and Services for Molecular Imaging of Theranostic Radiotracers
    • Growth Opportunity 10-Imaging Study Value, Quality, and Outcomes Analytics
    • Market Maturity of Imaging Study Value, Quality, and Outcomes Analytics
    • Impact on Precision Imaging of Imaging Study Value, Quality, and Outcomes Analytics
    • Products and Services for Imaging Study Value, Quality, and Outcomes Analytics
  • Growth Opportunities Matrix
    • Identifying Your Company's Growth Zone
    • Growth Opportunities 1-10: Vision and Strategy
    • Growth Opportunities Matrix

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