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The healthcare industry has been forced to come up with new procedures and cures, and effective diagnosis has become the first step towards treatment. The global healthcare industry generated revenues of USD 6 trillion in 2011. And the diagnostic segment has grown in leaps and bounds. This crucial segment is subdivided into two broad categories - in-vitro diagnostics and imaging diagnostics. The global in-vitro market generated revenues of USD 52.04 billion in 2012. This is estimated to reach USD 87 billion by 2018. The global imaging market generated revenues of USD 25.43 billion in 2012, which is expected to reach USD 39 billion by 2018. In India, the in-vitro segment of the industry accrued revenues of USD 463.50 million in 2012, which is estimated to touch USD 1,254 million by 2018.