New Report "Medical Imaging Markets" available through Aarkstore Enterprise
09/08/2009

The medical imaging segments are poised for a major new phase of growth fueled by the availability of new technology coming out of the computer and digital information technology segment, and the higher interest of individual older baby boom patients and general healthcare consumers to monitor health status.

Online PR News – 08-September-2009 – – There will be a steady increase in demand for medical imaging services (http://www.aarkstore.com/reports/Medical-Imaging-Markets-1325.html), along with pressures to improve the quality of healthcare delivered in the home and to lower its cost. The medical imaging segments are poised for a major new phase of growth fueled by the availability of new technology coming out of the computer and digital information technology segment, and the higher interest of individual older baby boom patients and general healthcare consumers to monitor health status. Continuous improvements in technology are resulting in a growing number of new imaging tests that combine high levels of accuracy with rapid, easy-to-use product formats. Digital mammography is driving more screening programs. The purpose of this Publications report is to describe the specific market segment of the diagnostics market sector called medical imaging. This sector includes all of the generally-accepted imaging activities that are currently used today, including X-ray and radiography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, gamma camera market, computed tomography (CT) scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans. It examines these clinical measurement devices and their reagents and supplies as used in hospitals, clinics and doctor's offices. It also includes associated market segments like picture archiving and communications system (PACS) markets, cardiology imaging markets, three-dimensional (3D) imaging markets and other emerging technologies.

Table of Contents :

1 Overview 12
1.1 Statement of Report 12
1.2 Scope of this Report 12
1.3 Methodology 14
1.4 Executive Summary 15

2 Overview of the Medical Imaging Market 19
2.1 Medical Imaging Industry Market Size 19
2.1.1 World Medical Imaging Market 19
2.1.2 U.S. Medical Imaging Market 19
2.2 Medical Imaging Infrastructure 20
2.2.1 Total Healthcare Expenditures and Demographics 20
2.2.2 Number of Hospitals 22
2.2.3 Number of Radiologists 23
2.2.4 Radiologic Services 25
2.2.5 Overview of Medical Imaging Market Segments 27
2.2.6 Market Drivers 27
2.2.7 Market Restraints 28
2.2.8 Market Segments for Medical Imaging 28
2.3 Contrast Media 31
2.3.1 Market Share 31
2.3.2 Market Drivers 31
2.4 Picture Archiving and Communication Systems 32
2.4.1 Picture Archiving and Communication Systems and Radiology Information Systems 32
2.4.2 Increasing Digitization of Cardiology Image Storage and Management Creates Market Growth Opportunities 32
2.4.3 Enterprise-Wide Integration is an Important Area for Future Market Development 33
2.4.4 Competition Among Large Companies Intensifies 33
2.4.5 Digital Imaging Technology Platforms 33
2.5 Medical Imaging Companies 34
2.5.1 A Few Firms Dominate the Industry 34
2.6 Medical Imaging Industry Forecasts 38
2.7 Market Niches and Digitalization 39
2.8 Digital Imaging Techniques 40
2.8.1 Clinical Uses 40
2.8.2 Product Enhancements Drive Adoption of Imaging Devices Among End-Users 40
2.8.3 Rapid Pace of Innovation Narrows Product Life Cycles and Restricts Spending 40
2.8.4 Current and New Digital Imaging Procedures 41
2.8.5 The Digital Impact on Clinical Imaging Markets 44
2.8.6 Trends in Digital Imaging 44
2.8.7 Enhancing Computed Radiography 45
2.8.8 Digital Radiography versus Computed Radiography 46
2.8.9 Digital Radiography Products 46

3 Digital Radiography Markets 48
3.1 Market Overview 48
3.2 Disadvantages of Film Technology 48
3.3 Computed Radiography and Direct-to-Digital Radiography Systems 49
3.4 Digital Radiography Market Trends 49
3.5 Market Segmentation 50
3.6 Digital Radiography Market Drivers 50
3.7 Market Restraints 51
3.8 Radiography Market Forecasts 51
3.8.1 Revenue Forecasts 51
3.9 Competition 52
3.10 X-Ray Film Market Share 52
3.11 Installed Base and Procedure Forecasts 53
3.12 Digital Radiography Technology Platforms 53
3.12.1 Digital Radiography Infrastructure 54
3.12.2 Volume Levels 54
3.12.3 Vendor Choice 54
3.12.4 Computed Radiography versus Digital Radiography 54
3.12.5 Vendor/Customer Consultation 55
3.12.6 Enhancing Computed Radiography 55
3.12.7 Digital Radiography Technology 56
3.12.8 Charge-Coupled Devices 57
3.12.9 Slot Scan 57
3.12.10 Tiled CCD Arrays 58
3.12.11 Direct Conversion 58
3.12.12 Direct versus Indirect Detection Technology 58
3.12.13 Flat-Panel Indirect Detectors 59
3.12.14 Flat-Panel Direct Detectors 59
3.12.15 Picture Archiving and Communication Systems 59
3.12.16 PACS Units Versus CCD Units 59
3.12.17 Fluoroscopy 60
3.13 Types of Digital X-Ray Imaging 63
3.13.1 The Benefits of Digital X-Ray 63
3.13.2 Image Intensifier/TV Systems 64
3.13.3 CR Technology Platforms 65
3.13.4 Charge-Coupled Devices 66
3.13.5 Scintillator with Photodiode Array 67
3.13.6 Direct Capture Using Flat-Panel Detectors 68
3.14 Digital Radiography Applications 68
3.14.1 Three-Dimensional Imaging 68
3.14.2 Cardiovascular Imaging 69
3.15 Market Factors 70
3.15.1 Portable DR Systems 71
3.15.2 Software and Advanced Applications 72
3.16 Products 73
3.16.1 Agfa 73
3.16.2 Analogic 73
3.16.3 Carestream Health, Inc. 74
3.16.4 Canon Medical Systems 74
3.16.5 Fuji Medical Systems 74
3.16.6 Fischer Medical Technologies 75
3.16.7 GE Healthcare 75
3.16.8 Imaging Dynamics 75
3.16.9 InfiMed 75
3.16.10 Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 76
3.16.11 Philips Healthcare 76
3.16.12 Precise Optics 76
3.16.13 Quantum Medical Imaging 76
3.16.14 Siemens Medical Solutions 77
3.16.15 Shimadzu Medical Systems 77
3.16.16 Toshiba America Medical Systems 77
3.16.17 Stallion Technologies 77
3.16.18 Swissray International 78
3.16.19 Trixell SAS 78
3.16.20 Varian Medical Systems 78
3.17 Manufacturers 79

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