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Implications on Utilisation of Diagnostic Imaging, 2017–2022

Implications on Utilisation of Diagnostic Imaging, 2017–2022

This growth insight report presents an analysis of the technological and clinical disruptions that are set to impact the global medical imaging industry. The healthcare industry is undergoing rapid changes catalyzed by innovative technologies, and the impact on the imaging industry is likely to be quite significant. Though emerging technologies such as AI and Precision Imaging reinforce the strength of imaging in the care pathway, other competing technologies such as microwave imaging and magnetoencephalography are set to pose a challenge in the long run. Imaging as an integral part of the care continuum is exposed to the vagaries of other factors in the ecosystem. A new surgical technique which demonstrates clinical evidence of superior outcome can increase the demand for interventional imaging procedures (e.g., TAVR, TMVR/r). Though technologies such as Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogrpahy (CCTA) have been available for a long time, the recent, mounting evidence of its clinical effectiveness is triggering higher adoption rates in clinical practice. On the other hand, innovation in non-imaging segments (e.g., liquid biopsy, blood-based biomarkers) is threatening the invincible status of imaging in oncology, neurology, and cardiology.

This report analyzes each modality and quantifies the number of procedures by application (by specialty). It further delves into the impact of each disruption on each modality by year and in terms of number of procedures. Incumbent imaging leaders have to strategize for the future with these disruptions in consideration which can in turn impact their product development, engineering, production, and marketing aspects of the business.

Growth opportunities for the imaging industry, in the face of disruptions, are identified and discussed to enable the industry to strategize their growth plans. The base year for the study is 2017, with 2018 to 2022 as forecast period for procedure volumes.

Research Scope
Modalities covered: general X-ray, interventional X-ray, X-ray mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET/CT, SPECT/CT
Procedure volume trends by modality and by region
Procedure breakup (%) by specialty of each modality
Level of impact of disruptions relevant to the modality
Impact of disruptions quantified by procedure volumes by modality by year
Geographies covered: US, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK), Japan, and Rest of World


  • Executive Summary
    • Disruptions in Medical Imaging Due to New Technologies, Global, 2017-2022
    • Disruptions in Medical Imaging Due to New Clinical Trends, Global, 2017-2022
    • Key Findings
  • Medical Imaging Overview
    • Market Snapshot-Medical Imaging Industry
    • Overview of Disruptions in Medical Imaging Technology
  • Study Scope and Definitions
    • Terms and Abbreviations
    • Methodology
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Technologies with the Potential to Disrupt Medical Imaging-Artificial Intelligence
    • Overview of Technology and Clinical Performance
    • Potential Utilization in Various Specialties
    • Impact on Disease Areas and Clinical Care Pathway
    • Potential Impact on Various Imaging Modalities (Procedure Volumes)
      • Table Opportunity Gain/Loss of Imaging Procedures, Global, 2017-2022
  • Precision Imaging
    • Overview of Technology and Clinical Performance
    • Potential Utilization in Various Specialties
    • Clinical Utility of Precision Imaging
    • Potential Impact on Various Imaging Modalities (Procedure Volumes)
      • Table Opportunity Gain/Loss of Imaging Procedures, Global, 2017-2022
  • Innovative Radiopharmaceutical Tracers
    • Overview of Technology and Clinical Performance
    • Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals in Cardiology
    • Innovative Radiopharmaceuticals in Oncology
    • Potential Impact on Various Imaging Modalities (Procedure Volumes)
  • Liquid Biopsy
    • Overview of Technology and Clinical Performance
    • Clinical Applications of Liquid Biopsy
    • Liquid Biopsy by Cancer Type
    • Oncology Clinical Care Pathway Impacted by Liquid Biopsy
    • Potential Impact on Various Imaging Modalities (Procedure Volumes)
  • Microwave Imaging
    • Overview
    • Technology and Clinical Performance
    • Potential Impact on Various Imaging Modalities (Procedure Volumes)
  • Magnetoencephalography
    • Magnetoencephalography Overview of Technology and Clinical Performance
    • Potential Utilization in Various Specialties
    • Potential Impact on Various Imaging Modalities (Procedure Volumes)
  • mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Biomarker
    • Overview of Technology and Clinical Performance
    • mTBI Biomarker Potential Impact on CT (Procedure Volumes)
  • Clinical Trends with the Potential to Disrupt Medical Imaging-Cardiology
    • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
    • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA)
    • Transcatheter Heart Valve Procedures
  • Neurology
    • Dementia Imaging
    • Parkinson's Disease Imaging
    • Magnetic Resonance Angiography-Head & Neck
  • Oncology
    • Dense Breast Notification
  • Impact of Disruptions on Imaging Modalities- General X-ray Imaging
    • Market Overview
    • Global X-ray Imaging Volume-Current and Forecast
      • Table 'Ceteris Paribus` General X-ray Procedure Volume Forecast, Global, 2017-2022
    • Global X-ray Imaging Volume by Specialty
    • Potential Disruptions Impacting X-ray Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global X-ray Imaging Volume
  • Interventional X-ray (IXR) Imaging
    • Market Overview
    • Global Interventional X-ray Procedure Volumes-Current and Forecast
      • Table Ceteris Paribus IXR Procedure Volume Forecast, Global, 2017-2022
    • Global Interventional X-ray Procedure Volumes by Specialty
    • Potential Disruption Impacting Interventional X-ray Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global IXR Procedure Volumes
  • X-ray Mammography
    • Market Overview
    • Global X-ray Mammography Volumes-Current and Forecast
      • Table `Ceteris Paribus' X-ray Mammography Procedures Forecast, Global, 2017-2022
    • Global X-ray Mammogram Volumes-Screening and Diagnostic Split
    • Potential Disruptions Impacting X-ray Mammography Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global X-ray Mammogram Volumes
  • Ultrasound Imaging
    • Market Overview
    • Global Ultrasound Imaging Volume-Current and Forecast
      • Table `Ceteris Paribus' Ultrasound Procedures Volume Forecast, Global, 2018-2022
    • Global Ultrasound Imaging Volume by Specialty
    • Potential Disruptions Impacting Ultrasound Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global Ultrasound Imaging Volume
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging
    • Market Overview
    • Global CT Imaging Volume-Current and Forecast
      • Table Ceteris Paribus' CT Procedures Volume Forecast, Global, 2017-2022
    • Global CT Imaging Volume by Specialty
    • Potential Disruption Impacting CT Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global CT Imaging Volume
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging
    • Market Overview
    • Global MR Imaging Volume-Current and Forecast
      • Table `Ceteris Paribus' MRI Procedure Volume Forecast, Global, 2018-2022
    • Global MR Imaging Volume by Specialty
    • Potential Disruption Impacting MRI Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global MR Imaging Volume
  • Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Imaging
    • Market Overview
    • Global PET/CT Imaging Volume-Current and Forecast
      • Table Ceteris Paribus PET/CT Procedures Forecast, Global, 2017-2022
    • Global PET/CT Imaging Volume by Specialty
    • Potential Disruption Impacting PET/CT Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global PET/CT Imaging Volume
  • Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) Imaging
    • Market Overview
    • Global SPECT/CT Imaging Volume-Current and Forecast
      • Table `Ceteris Paribus' SPECT/CT Procedures Volume Forecast, Global, 2017-2022
    • Global SPECT/CT Imaging Volume by Specialty
    • Potential Disruption Impacting SPECT/CT Utilization
    • Impact of Disruptions on the Global SPECT/CT Imaging Volume
  • Growth Opportunities and Call to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Multimodality Imaging to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Value Products/Solutions for Emerging Markets
    • Growth Opportunity 3-New Technologies to Ensure Efficiency of the Imaging Value Chain
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Clinical Indication Expansion
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • The Last Word
    • Three Big Predictions

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