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Medical imaging markets

  1. 1. Medical Imaging Markets: X-Ray, Digital X-Ray, CT and Other RadiographySystemsPublished: November 2011No. of Pages: 150Price: $ 3500Radiography includes mammography, computed tomography, traditional x-ray and digital x-ray. These imaging procedures are affected by a number of factors: advances in technology,consumer expectations for healthcare, declining reimbursement and coverage of medicalexpenses by insurances companies and the aging of the population are among the factorsdriving these imaging markets.This report, Medical Imaging Market from Kalorama Information, details these these factorsand provides 2011 market size and forecast to 2015 for the following markets• Digital X-Ray• Traditional X-Ray• Dental X-Ray• Film• CT• Mammography• Fluoroscopy• Regional Markets (US, Europe, Asia, ROW) for these segmentsDigital systems replace the conventional film cassette with an electronic receptor thatdirectly converts the x-rays to digital images. Over the years, Kalorama Information analystJoe Constance has tracked this trend of digital radiography. Digital technology enables x-raymodalities to detect problem sites more rapidly and with greater accuracy. Thesecapabilities are helping fuel hospitals transition from film-based systems to filmlessenvironments. At the same time there are practical limiters to digital and areas where film-based systems will still be useful, and the report details these.This report analyzes the current and potential world market for medical and dental x-raysystems. Various modalities that use x-rays to create images, such as fluoroscopy and CT,are included in the report. Also reviewed is the market for medical and dental x-ray film.This report emphasizes the current and future markets for these products. This reportgenerally reviews the nature and direction of research, as well as future markets. It alsoprofiles several companies involved in marketing medical and dental x-ray equipment, andmedical and dental x-ray film, including:• Adimec
  2. 2. • AFP Imaging Corp.• Canon Inc.• Carestream Health Inc.• C.M.C. Biotech Co. Ltd.• dpiX LLC• Fischer Industries Inc.• Tower Semiconductor Ltd.• Trixell• United Radiology Systems Inc.• Varian Medical SystemsMarket forecasts are based on an examination of current market conditions and oninvestigations into the development of new products by key companies. The market dataprovide multiple year forecasts for all product segments covered in the report. Theinformation presented in this report has been generated by data gathered from companyproduct literature and other corporate brochures and documents, as well as informationfound in the scientific and trade press. In addition, interviews were conducted with companyexecutives.Dramatic Change in X-Ray Market as Digital Systems Exceed TraditionalKalorama Information estimates that digital x-ray system sales will exceed those oftraditional x-ray systems used for a medical (non-dental) purpose in 2011. According to thehealthcare market research publisher, revenues for digital x-ray systems are the largestcomponent of the $12 billion radiography market, slightly higher than the firms projectionfor traditional systems. Kalorama notes in its new report: Medical Imaging Markets: X-Ray,Digital X-Ray, CT and Other Radiography Systems, that digital x-ray will exhibit the highestgrowth in the radiography market which includes mammography, fluoroscopy, dentalimaging, computed tomography, and analog x-ray systems.The report states that it is initially expensive to purchase a digital x-ray system such as thePhilips DigitalDiagnost, the Siemens AXIOM Multix, or products from several othercompanies. But with continued use, operating costs are lower than with standardradiography. Digital systems dont require film and processing, the annual cost of which canbe as great as the capital cost of standard radiographic equipment. And, once a digitalsystem is installed, large film storage facilities are no longer needed."The initial cost of buying a digital system is several times higher than a conventionalsystem," said Joe Constance, the reports author and imaging analyst for KaloramaInformation. "But the high cost can be justified, particularly in a high volume setting."
  3. 3. Kalorama finds that it is not the cost savings but convenience and usability that areespecially driving system sales. Diagnosticians can retrieve digital x-rays almost instantlyfrom a computer terminal. The movement to digitize diagnostic imaging is closely tied to themovement to boost health care efficiency through the digitization of health care records -electronic medical records (EMRs). As a result of steadily increasing digital business,radiology equipment manufacturers that once had significant involvement in film and film-related technologies have been investing in alternative digital technologies.The report also notes changes in the competitors operating in x-ray equipment. Becauseinnovation relies greatly on funding, large companies with flexible budgets for research anddevelopment have owned a sizable percentage of the market. But others, such as Kodak,have left the business. That company decided to focus its attention on the significant digitalgrowth opportunities in consumer and professional imaging and graphic communications.The report contains analysis of the market including company profiles, regional marketbreakouts, key trends and market shares of competitors.About Us:ReportsnReports is an online library of over 100,000+ market research reports and in-depthmarket research studies & analysis of over 5000 micro markets. We provide 24/7 online andoffline support to our customers. Get in touch with us for your needs of market researchreports.Follow us on Twitter: Facebook Page: Rambler road,Suite727,Dallas,TX75231Tel: + 1 888 391 5441E-mail: sales@reportsandreports.comhttp://www.reportsnreports.comVisit our Market Research Blog