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Medical Imaging Markets, Volume V: Molecular Imaging

Molecular imaging maps the locations of specific molecules and biomaterials within living tissue. As such, it has the potential to diagnose a disease, to monitor the course of that disease, and possibly facilitate treatment. Molecular imaging has developed into a promising new strategy for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of disease. The final volume in Kalorama's Medical Imaging Markets series: Medical Imaging Markets, Volume V, Molecular Imaging offers complete market coverage of world markets for molecular imaging products for the following technologies:

  • PET
  • SPECT-Gamma Camera Systems
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Fusion Imaging
  • Optical Imaging
Interest in and use of the technology has exploded in recent years, thanks to advances in cell biology, biochemical agents, and computer analysis, and serious market watchers in medical imaging industries, as well as those serving or investing in medical imaging companies, will want to keep abreast of this new market. As part of its comprehensive coverage, Medical Imaging Markets, Volume V, Molecular Imaging includes:
  • Complete Overview and Explanation of modalities and key applications
  • Over 35 Figures and Tables to make market data accessible to users.
  • Review of Imaging Agents in Clinical Trials, or that are recently introduced.
  • Market Size and Forecasts are developed through 2011.
  • Profiles of Top Competitors in the industry including: including Gamma Medica, GE Healthcare, Hiatchi, OptoSonics, Philips, Siemens and Toshiba, among others.
Kalorama looks at the technologies currently used in molecular imaging but also examines novel research areas, such as:
  • PET Targets Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Rubidium-based PET
  • PET Diagnoses Pancreas Defects
  • Hyper-Cest MRI
  • Molecular Breast Imaging
  • Drug Abuse
  • Radiotracers and Drug Addiction
  • Whole-Body PET
  • PET/CT for Ovarian Cancer
  • SPECT for Lower Back Pain
  • Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound
As part of Kalorama's trusted information-gathering process, the information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence with medical imaging company executives were the primary method of gathering information and developing forecasts.


  • Executive Summary
    • MOLECULAR BASIS OF CELL FUNCTION
    • DRIVING HEALTHCARE
    • TWO COMPONENTS
    • KEY MODALITIES
    • WORLD MARKET SUMMARY
      • Market Drivers and Challenges
      • Growth Analysis
    • METHODOLOGY
  • Introduction
    • BACKGROUND AND DEFINITIONS
      • Nuclear Medicine
      • Imaging Agents and Traditional Anatomic Modalities
    • NEW DIRECTION FOR MEDICINE
    • MODALITIES AND APPLICATIONS
      • Nuclear Medicine
        • Table Key Liquid Radionuclides
      • Computed Tomography (CT)
      • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
      • Ultrasound
      • Fusion Imaging
      • Optical Imaging, Near Infrared (NIR)
    • DRIVERS
    • ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
      • Imaging Agent Delivery and Observation
      • SPECT/CT and Targeted Imaging
      • Optical Technology
      • Application-Specific Controversies
  • Promising Research
    • PET TARGETS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
    • RUBIDIUM-BASED PET
    • PET DIAGNOSES PANCREAS DEFECTS
    • HYPER-CEST MRI
    • MOLECULAR BREAST IMAGING
    • DRUG ABUSE
    • RADIOTRACERS AND DRUG ADDICTION
    • WHOLE-BODY PET
    • PET/CT FOR OVARIAN CANCER
    • SPECT FOR LOWER BACK PAIN
    • CONTRAST-ENHANCED ULTRASOUND
    • PRECLINICAL DRUG RESEARCH
  • Markets
    • OVERVIEW
    • PROCEDURES
      • Table Worldwide Distribution of SPECT Procedures by Specialty 2006
      • Table U.S. Distribution of SPECT Procedures by Specialty 2006
      • Table Worldwide Distribution of PET Procedures by Specialty 2006
      • Table U.S. Distribution of PET Procedures by Specialty 2006
      • Table Worldwide Geographic Distribution of Molecular CT Procedures by Region (U.S., Europe, ROW) 2006
      • Table Worldwide Geographic Distribution of Molecular MRI Procedures by Region (U.S., Europe, ROW) 2006
    • MARKET FORECASTS
      • PET
        • Table World Medical Market for PET Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for PET Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
        • Table World Medical Market for PET Systems Unit Sales 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for PET Systems Unit Sales 2007-2011
        • Table World Medical PET Systems Estimated Installed Base by Region (U.S. vs Non-U.S.) 2006
      • SPECT-Gamma Camera Systems
        • Table World Medical Market for SPECT Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for SPECT Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
        • Table World Medical Market for SPECT Systems Unit Sales 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for SPECT Systems Unit Sales 2007-2011
        • Table World Medical SPECT Systems Estimated Installed Base by Region (U.S. vs Non-U.S.) 2006
      • Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
        • Table World Medical Market for Molecular MRI Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for Molecular MRI Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
      • Molecular Computed Tomography (CT)
        • Table World Medical Market for Molecular CT Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for Molecular CT Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
      • Ultrasound
        • Table World Medical Market for Molecular Ultrasound Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for Molecular Ultrasound Systems Dollar Volume 2007-2011
      • Fusion Imaging
        • Table World Medical Market for Molecular PET/CT 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for Molecular PET/CT 2007-2011
        • Table World Medical Market for Molecular SPECT/CT 2007-2011
        • Table U.S. Medical Market for Molecular SPECT/CT 2007-2011
      • Optical Imaging
        • Table World Market for Molecular Imaging by Modality (PET, SPECT, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET/CT) 2007, 2009, 2011
  • Corporate Profiles
    • AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
    • BIOSCAN
    • CAPINTEC INC.
    • DIGIRAD CORP.
    • GAMMA MEDICA INC.
    • GE HEALTHCARE
    • HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA INC.
    • IS2 MEDICAL SYSTEMS
    • MIR PRECLINICAL SERVICES
    • OPTOSONICS INC.
    • PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS
    • POSITRON CORP.
    • SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS
    • SPECTRUM DYNAMICS LTD.
    • TOSHIBA AMERICA MEDICAL SYSTEMS
    • ULTRASPECT LTD.
    • VISEN MEDICAL INC.
    • ZECOTEK MEDICAL SYSTEMS

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