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US Markets for Image Guided Surgery
US markets for image guided surgery
Millennium Research Group, A Decision Resources, Inc. Company
Market Overview

In 2005, the US image guided surgery (IGS) market—consisting of image-based and kinematic navigation systems used for neurology, ear, nose, and throat (ENT), spine, hip, knee, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) procedures—was valued at over $115 million. The market will continue to experience strong growth because IGS improves patient outcomes, mitigates the risk of malpractice litigation, and facilitates minimally invasive surgery (MIS), particularly in orthopedics. In neurosurgery, for which IGS is the standard of care, IGS offers clinical benefits including smoother navigation of complex structures, increased clinical accuracy, three-dimensional (3-D) visualization, reduction in preoperative surgical planning, facilitation of less invasive techniques, and reduction in radiation exposure ...

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