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MRI: World Market Analysis, Forecasts to 2018

MRI: World Market Analysis

Medical imaging has led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions in children and adults. There are many types of medical imaging procedures, each of which uses different technologies and techniques.

MRI is a noninvasive medical diagnostic technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. MRI machines are used to produce cross-sectional MRI images and three-dimensional images that may be viewed from many different angles. This computerized analysis provides a powerful aid to the diagnosis and treatment planning of many diseases, including cancer.

This report, MRI: World Market Analysis, analyzes the current and potential world market for MRI systems. This report generally forecasts future growth to 2018. Market segments covered include the world, U.S., European, BRIC, and Japanese markets.

The adoption of imaging modalities by hospitals and other health care institutions has generated new market opportunities for manufacturers of MRI systems and component suppliers. There are a number of significant trends occurring in the MRI systems market, including movement toward Higher-Tesla MRI.

The report provides current market size based on revenues to manufacturers of MRI systems, as well as forecasts of future revenues. This report also reviews the nature and direction of research and trends, and gives insight into some issues facing manufacturers and vendors. The report profiles several companies, including large companies that have made names for themselves in the field, as well as smaller firms with market niches. The companies profiled include:

  • Advanced Imaging Research Inc.
  • Analogic Corp.
  • Esaote SpA
  • Fonar Corp.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
  • Hologic Inc.
  • Imris
  • InnerVision MRI Ltd.
  • Millenium Technology Inc.
  • MR Instruments Inc.
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Time Medical Systems Inc.
  • Toshiba America Medical Systems
Market forecasts are based on an examination of current market conditions and on investigations into the development of new products by key companies. The market data are generated into multiple year forecasts, based on interviews with executives in the field and analyses. The information presented in this report is the result of data gathered from company product literature and other corporate brochures and documents, as well as information found in the scientific and trade press. In addition, interviews were conducted with company executives and researchers.


  • Executive Summary
    • OVERVIEW
    • METHODOLOGY
  • Trends
    • HIGH-TESLA SYSTEMS
    • MAGNETS
    • HEALTH CARE REFORM
    • EQUIPMENT UTILIZATION FACTOR
    • INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS
    • A TREND TOWARD HOPDS
  • Market Analysis
    • ADVANCES IN MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
    • STRONG NEED
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
      • FDA Clears New PET-MRI System
      • PET-MRI for Several Types of Cancer
    • THE EVOLUTION OF MRI
    • GROWTH AND GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
      • Table Worldwide Medical MRI Installed Base Units 2013
      • Table Worldwide Medical MRI System Prices Estimated Cost per Unit
      • Table Key Players' Percentage Share - Worldwide Medical MRI Equipment Market
      • Table World Market for Medical MRI Systems 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
      • Table World Market for Medical MRI Systems 2013-2018, by Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
      • Table Estimated Percentage of MRI Studies by Selected Organ 2013
  • Corporate Profiles
    • ADVANCED IMAGING RESEARCH INC.
    • ANALOGIC CORP.
    • ESAOTE SPA
    • FONAR CORP.
    • GE HEALTHCARE
    • HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA INC.
    • HOLOGIC INC.
    • IMRIS
    • INNERVISION MRI LTD.
    • MILLENIUM TECHNOLOGY INC.
    • MRINSTRUMENTS INC.
    • PHILIPS HEALTHCARE
    • SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
    • TIMEMEDICAL SYSTEMS INC.
    • TOSHIBA AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS

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