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Medical Imaging Markets (X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET, SPECT, Others): Forecasts to 2018

Medical Imaging Markets (X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET, SPECT, Others)

Medical imaging’s contributions to medical practice has made it an ever-growing industry with new technologies constantly being launched. Early and more accurate diagnoses are made possible via imaging scans, which in turn may lead to optimized treatment regimens. The Medical Imaging Markets report reviews current and potential world opportunities for medical imaging systems, which include x-ray, mammography, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET and SPECT, and fusion systems. This study forecasts in general future growth to 2018. Business segments that are discussed include the world, US, European, BRIC, and Japanese industries.

Significant trends in the medical imaging systems industry include movement toward:

  • Digital Domination
  • System Portability
  • More Digitization
  • Higher-Slice CT
  • Higher-Tesla MRI
  • Standardization
  • Replacement of Analog Systems
  • Opportunities in Emerging Nations
The evolvement of medical imaging modalities – x-rays, mammographies, CT scans, MRIs, SPECT and PET scans – has had a very significant influence on the diagnosis and then treatment of disease. Highly detailed imaging is enabling healthcare givers to view disease processes in new ways, especially at the molecular level.

The report's analysis subsumes these imaging industries:
  • X-Ray
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Traditional X-Ray
  • Dental X-Ray
  • CT Scanners
  • MRI Systems
  • Ultrasound Systems
  • Mammography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • PET Systems
  • SPECT-Gamma Camera Systems
  • Fusion Systems
  • Molecular Imaging
The report gives current industry size for each of these modalities, based on sales to manufacturers of imaging systems used for molecular procedures, as well as forecasts of future sales. The nature and direction of research and trends is also discussed in this report, which gives insight into challenges facing manufacturers and vendors. This study provides portraits of several competitors, including large firms that have in the field made names for themselves, as well as smaller companies that fill industry niches. All these firms are involved in developing and marketing such medical imaging systems.

The use of medical imaging technologies for molecular medical applications is one of the most dynamic applications of the imaging industry. Interest in and use of the technology has greatly expanded in recent years, due to advances in cell biology, biochemical agents, and computer analysis. Serious industry professionals in medical imaging market, as well as those serving or investing in medical imaging firms, will want to keep informed with respect these develeopments.
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Analogic Corp.
  • Carestream Health Inc.
  • Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. .
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Swissray Medical AG
  • Toshiba America Medical Systems
  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Advanced Imaging Research Inc.
  • Analogic Corp.
  • Esaote SpA
  • Fonar Corp. Gamma Medica
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
  • Hologic Inc.
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Toshiba America Medical Systems
  • Samsung Electronics America
  • Mobisante Inc.
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Shimadzu Corp.
  • Zonare Medical Systems Inc.
  • Dilon Diagnostics
  • Philips Healthcare Positron Corp.
Industry forecasts are based on assessment of current industry conditions and on investigations into the development of new products by companies of key importance. The industry information is generated into multiple year forecasts, based on interviews with executives in the industry and assessments. The data presented in this study is the result of information gathered from company offering 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 representatives and researchers.


  • Executive Summary
    • METHODOLOGY
  • Introduction
    • ADVANCES IN MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS
    • STRONG NEED
    • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
    • KEY MARKETS
      • X-Ray
    • MAMMOGRAPHY
    • FLUOROSCOPY
    • CT
    • MRI
    • ULTRASOUND
    • PET
    • SPECT
    • FUSION IMAGING
  • Trends and Issues
    • X-RAY
      • Digital Economics
    • ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
    • IMAGE VARIATION
    • PRIVATE PRACTICE ISSUES
    • MRI
    • HIGH-TESLA SYSTEMS
      • Magnets
    • ULTRASOUND
      • Contrast Agents
    • PET/SPECT
      • Growing Number of Nuclear Medicine Departments
      • Preventive Medicine
      • Standardization Needed
      • Health Care Reform
      • Equipment Utilization Factor
  • Market Developments
    • FIRST US COMMERCIAL RADIOISOTOPE LABORATORY
    • CMS DECISION ON AMYVID
    • FDAAPPROVAL FOR SIEMENS XSPECT SYSTEM
    • FDACLEARS NEW PET-MRI SYSTEM
    • PET-MRI FOR SEVERAL TYPES OF CANCER
    • A32% DOSE REDUCTION POSSIBLE WITH CT
    • MOLECULAR IMAGING PREDICTS RISK FOR ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS
    • PET-CT ENHANCE INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE DETECTION
    • ADVANCED CT PROVES AS ACCURATE AS INVASIVE DIAGNOSTICS
  • Markets
    • OVERVIEW --WHAT'S SPURRING DEMAND
      • New Technology
      • Aging Population
    • X-RAY MARKETS
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Digital Medical X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Digital Medical X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Film 2013-2018 In Millions of Square Meters
        • Table World Market for Medical X-Ray Film 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment In Millions of Square Meters
        • Table Key Players' Percentage Share - Worldwide Medical X-Ray Equipment Market 2013
    • MAMMOGRAPHY
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Market for Mammography Equipment 2013-2018 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Mammography Equipment 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Digital Mammography Equipment 2013-2018 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Digital Mammography Equipment 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in millions)
    • COMPUTER-AIDED DETECTION
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Market for Computer-Aided Detection Systems 2013-2018 Revenues (in millions)
        • Table World Market for Computer-Aided Detection Systems 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in millions)
    • COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Market for Medical Computed Tomography Equipment 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Medical Computed Tomography Equipment 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table Key Players' Percentage Share - Worldwide CT Market
    • FLUOROSCOPY
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Market for Fluoroscopy Equipment 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Fluoroscopy Equipment 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
    • DENTAL EQUIPMENT AND FILM
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Market for Dental X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Dental X-Ray Equipment 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table Installed Base of Wall-Mounted Dental X-Ray Units 2013
        • Table Potential for Dental Conversion to Digital X-Ray 2013
        • Table World Market for Dental X-Ray Film 2013-2018 In Millions of Square Meters
        • Table World Market for Dental X-Ray Film 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment In Millions of Square Meters
    • 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
    • ULTRASOUND
      • Table Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Installed Base Units 2013
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table Leading Competitors' Market Share of the Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Market, 2013
        • Table World Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
    • MOLECULAR IMAGING
      • Growth In Cardiology
        • Table Worldwide SPECT Procedures, 2013
        • Table US SPECT Procedures, 2013
        • Table Worldwide PET Procedures, 2013
        • Table US PET Procedures, 2013
      • PET
      • PET-CT
        • Table World Medical Market for PET Systems 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Medical Market for PET Systems 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Medical Market for PET-CT Systems 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Medical Market for PET-CT Systems 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table Worldwide Medical PET Installed Base, 2013
    • SPECT
    • SPECT-CT
      • Growth and Geographic Analysis
        • Table World Medical Market for SPECT Systems 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Medical Market for SPECT Systems 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Medical Market for SPECT-CT Systems 2013-2018 Revenues (in billions)
        • Table World Medical Market for SPECT-CT Systems 2013-2018 By Geographic Segment Revenues (in billions)
        • Table Worldwide Medical SPECT Installed Base, 2013
  • Key Corporate Profiles
    • X-RAY
      • AFP Imaging Corp.
      • Agfa-Gevaert NV
      • Analogic Corp.
      • Biolase Technology
      • Biospace Med (Eos Imaging)
      • Canon Inc.
      • Carestream Health Inc.
      • CMT Medical Technologies Ltd.
      • Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc.
      • GE Healthcare
      • Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
      • Hologic Inc.
      • iCAD Inc.
      • Imaging Dynamics Co. Ltd.
      • Imix Holding (Arcoma)
      • InfiMed Inc.
      • Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd.
      • MinXray Inc.
      • Parascript LLC
      • Philips Healthcare
      • Planmeca Oy
      • R2 Technology
      • Radlink Inc.
      • Sectra AB
      • Shimadzu Corp.
      • Siemens Healthcare
      • Sirona Dental Inc.
      • Swissray Medical AG
      • Toshiba America Medical Systems
      • Trixell
      • Varian Medical Systems
      • VuComp Inc.
    • MRI
      • 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
    • Ultrasound
      • Analogic Corp.
      • EchoSon SA
      • Esaote SpA
      • GE Healthcare
      • Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd.
    • Medison America
      • Samsung Electronics America
      • Mobisante Inc.
      • Philips Healthcare
      • Shimadzu Corp.
      • Siemens Healthcare
      • SonoSite
      • SuperSonic Imagine
      • Teratech Corp.
      • TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH
      • Toshiba America Medical Systems
      • Volcano Corp.
      • Zonare Medical Systems Inc.
    • Molecular Imaging
      • ABT Molecular Imaging Inc.
      • Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc.
      • Aspect Imaging
      • CardiArc Ltd.
      • Digirad Corp.
      • Dilon Diagnostics
      • Gamma Medica Inc.
      • GE Healthcare
      • Imaging Diagnostic Systems Inc.
      • Philips Healthcare
      • Photo Diagnostic Systems
      • Positron Corp.
      • Siemens Healthcare
      • Toshiba America Medical Systems
      • UltraSPECT Ltd.
      • VisEn Medical
      • Zecotek Photonics Inc.

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