US Procedure Numbers for Medical Imaging Devices 2016 - MedPro
Imaging will continue to be relied on by physicians and healthcare facilities as a diagnostic tool, and advancements in imaging technology will drive the number of procedures that are performed. As the population ages, more imaging procedures will be required as elderly patients are more likely to be diagnosed with conditions that require imaging. Computed tomography (CT) imaging and ultrasound imaging will represent the fastest growing type of imaging procedures over the forecast period. Ultrasound systems are growing in preference due to their rising technology and clinical applications as well as their low level of invasiveness for patients. Despite growing concerns of radiation dosages to patients, CT and other radiation-based modalities continue to remain popular as new devices integrate low-dose technology.The following report is a summary of the major procedural codes that were investigated and analyzed for consideration in the generation of procedural and market estimates and forecasts in this report. The number of procedures reported in this report is built from a bottom-up technique by investigating the number procedural claims at an outpatient and inpatient level. Procedural claims for a total of 568 CPT codes and 101 ICD-9-CM vol.3 codes were investigated and considered as part of this analysis.