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Chapter 108: US Markets for Diagnostic Imaging Systems

US Markets for Diagnostic Imaging Systems
US markets for diagnostic imaging systems

Diagnostic imaging systems span a wide variety of modalities and applications. Some of these technologies have been in use for many decades, while others gained widespread use in more recent years. The modalities covered in this report include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic ultrasound, X-ray, computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine. The combined US market for these modalities was valued at over $6 billion in 2004 and is expected to surpass$8 billion in 2009.

Exhibit 17.1 Diagnostic Imaging Market, by Segment, US (US\$B), 2003–2009
Source: Millennium Research Group.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The US MRI market is segmented according to open and closed systems. An open MRI system is made ...