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Medical Imaging Markets: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Ultrasound Markets

This report analyzes the current and potential world market for medical MRI and ultrasound systems. This report generally reviews the nature and direction of research, as well as future markets for two key areas of imaging technology: Ultrasound and MRI.

The report includes the following as part of its market coverage:

  • Current Market Size and Forecast for MRI Systems
  • Installed Base of MRI Systems (Open, Closed, Low to Mid Field, High Field)
  • Estimated Cost of MRI Systems
  • Current Market Size and Forecast for Ultrasound Systems
  • Installed Base of Ultrasound Systems
  • Estimated Cost of Ultrasound Systems
  • Regional Breakdown - World, US, Europe, Asia, and Country-Level Statistics
  • Major Trends Driving Growth
  • Review of Products on the Market
  • Profiles of Key Companies. (Open, Closed, Low to Mid Field, High Field)

The information presented in Medical Imaging Markets: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Ultrasound is the result of data gathered from company product literature and other corporate brochures and documents, as well as information found in the scientific and trade press. In addition, interviews were conducted with company executives, clinicians and researchers.

Two Modalities Seeing Increased Innovation and Usage

The market for MRI continues to grow despite the recession and weak recovery. Ultrasound continues to be a low-cost and effective imaging technology that can help radiologists and others gather significant clinical data about patients. MRI has been propelled by improved image quality facilitated by higher field strength magnets and the development of new techniques for evaluating specific portions of the complex structures in the brain. This demand has led to new applications and markets for the modality. Ultrasound is well suited to many patients. No other imaging option gives patients a real-time look at their anatomy or openly encourages discussions with physicians about their symptoms and the evidence of disease on the monitor. Ultrasound is safe, patient-friendly and inexpensive. The adoption of this modality by hospitals and other healthcare institutions has generated new market opportunities for manufacturers of ultrasound systems and components suppliers.

Over 50 Companies Profiled

As part of its extensive coverage into the market for these two important diagnostic modalities, the report profiles many companies who produce and market MRI and/or ultrasound systems. Siemens, GE Healthcare, Philips, Fonar, Toshiba, Hitachi Aloka, Esaote are the among the companies profiled, providing the latest information on these leaders, but Kalorama also looks at the smaller companies who make systems and handheld units that are competitive. The technology these companies have introduced is discussed, along with significant market results. This provides market watchers with an accurate look at the type of companies that could earn a larger share of the market in the future.

Increased Coverage Country-Level Markets

Imaging companies are increasingly seeking emerging markets for their products as world healthcare systems demand better diagnostic systems. In this edition, Kalorama takes a deeper look into world markets for MRI and ultrasound, including European country-level markets and BRIC markets. For both MRI and Ultrasound, the report includes the following:

  • U.S. MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • U.K. MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • German MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • French MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • Italian MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • Spanish MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • Japanese MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • Russian MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • Indian MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • Brazilian MRI/Ultrasound Market
  • Chinese MRI/Ultrasound Market

Additional Information

Among the many developments in this market, ultrasound is benefiting from scrutiny of CT scans. A 2011 study by Tel Aviv University exploring the efficacy of expensive and invasive CT scans has found that, in some cases, they do not offer a clinical advantage over a simple, inexpensive ultrasound procedure. In his study, Dr. Michael Vaiman of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine compared the efficacy of CT against ultrasound scans for locating vertebral arteries in the throat, an important assessment that must be completed before a surgeon operates in the neck area of the body. After comparing the outcomes of 250 CT scans with 500 ultrasound images, he concluded that there is no advantage to using CT scans for most of these procedures, especially those that are used to locate anomalies in the neck to map major arteries before surgery can take place.

Table of Contents

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • 1.1. MRI
    • 1.1.1. Opportunities from 3T
  • 1.2. Ultrasound
    • 1.2.1. Evolving Markets
  • 1.3. Key Challenges and Opportunities
    • 1.3.1. MRI
    • 1.3.2. Ultrasound
  • 1.4. World Market Growth
    • 1.4.1. MRI
    • 1.4.2. Ultrasound
  • 1.5. Methodology

2.0. APPLICATIONS

  • 2.1. Key Applications
    • 2.1.1. MRI
    • 2.1.2. Ultrasound

3.0. OVERVIEW

  • 3.1. MRI
    • 3.1.1. History and Perspective
    • 3.1.2. Imaging Techniques
    • 3.1.3. Closed and Open Systems
    • 3.1.4. Various Designs
    • 3.1.5. Competing Modalities
  • 3.2. Ultrasound
    • 3.2.1. History and Perspective
    • 3.2.2. Advanced Techniques
    • 3.2.3. Competing Modalities
      • 3.2.3.2. Radiography
  • 3.3. Imaging Biomarkers
    • 3.3.1. Optimizing Drug Development
    • 3.3.2. Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease
  • 3.4. Key Challenges and Issues
    • 3.4.1. MRI
    • 3.4.2. Ultrasound

4.0. RESEARCH EFFORTS AND TRENDS

  • 4.1. Functional MRI (fMRI) Brain Scans May Predict Behavior Better
  • 4.2. Patient, Device Selection Key to MRI Safety
  • 4.3. Molecule Analysis
  • 4.4. MRI Accuracy
  • 4.5. MRI Breast Cancer Benefits
  • 4.6. Advanced Rectal Cancer Survival
  • 4.7. Hybrid PET and MRI Imaging
  • 4.8. Combined Ultrasound and Pre-operative MRI
  • 4.9. Diffusion MRI
  • 4.10. GE-Mayo Clinic
  • 4.11. MRI Implant Safety
  • 4.12. Fusing MRI, Ultrasound
  • 4.13. Non-cardiac Ultrasound
  • 4.14. Targeted Breast Ultrasound
  • 4.15. Second Look Ultrasound
  • 4.16. Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound for Children
  • 4.17. Ultrasound Imaging with Smartphones
  • 4.18. Ultrasound Algorithm
  • 4.19. Ultrasound and CT

5.0. MARKETS

  • 5.1. Market Drivers
    • 5.1.1. MRI
    • 5.1.2. Ultrasound
  • 5.2. MRI Forecasts
    • 5.2.1. Head, Neck, Brain Scanning
    • 5.2.2. Heart-Cardio Scanning
    • 5.2.3. Breast Scans
    • 5.2.4. Geographic Analysis and Forecasts
  • 5.3. Ultrasound Forecasts
    • 5.3.1. Market Growth
    • 5.3.2. OB/Gyn
    • 5.3.3. Breast
    • 5.3.4. Traditional and Non-Traditional Markets
    • 5.3.5. Handheld Systems
    • 5.3.6. Geographic Analysis

6.0. CORPORATE PROFILES

  • 6.1. MRI
    • 6.1.1. Advanced Imaging Research Inc.
    • 6.1.2. American Magnetics Inc.
    • 6.1.3. Analogic Corp.
    • 6.1.4. B. E. Peterson Inc.
    • 6.1.6. Doty Scientific Inc.
    • 6.1.7. Esaote SpA
    • 6.1.8. Fonar Corp.
    • 6.1.9. GE Healthcare
    • 6.1.10. Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
    • 6.1.11. Hologic Inc.
    • 6.1.12. Imris
    • 6.1.13. InnerVision MRI Ltd.
    • 6.1.14. Invivo Corp.
    • 6.1.15. MagneVu
    • 6.1.16. Medrad Inc.
    • 6.1.17. MetPlas
    • 6.1.18. Millenium Technology Inc.
    • 6.1.19. MR Instruments Inc.
    • 6.1.20. ONI Medical Systems Inc.
    • 6.1.21. Paramed Medical Systems Inc.
    • 6.1.22. Philips Healthcare
    • 6.1.23. Resonance Research Inc.
    • 6.1.24. Siemens Healthcare
    • 6.1.25. Time Medical Systems Inc.
    • 6.1.26. Toshiba America Medical Systems
  • 6.2. ULTRASOUND
    • 6.2.1. Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd.
    • 6.2.2. American Medical Design
    • 6.2.3. Analogic Corp.
    • 6.2.4. Biomedicom
    • 6.2.5. Echoson SA
    • 6.2.6. Esaote SpA
    • 6.2.7. GE Healthcare
    • 6.2.8. Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.
    • 6.2.9. LJB Development Inc.
    • 6.2.10. Medison America Inc.
    • 6.2.11. MySono.com
    • 6.2.12. Paradigm Medical Industries
    • 6.2.13. Philips Healthcare
    • 6.2.14. Shimadzu Corp.
    • 6.2.15. Siemens Healthcare
    • 6.2.16. SonoSite Inc.
    • 6.2.17. Spectromed
    • 6.2.18. Telemed
    • 6.2.19. Terason Ultrasound
    • 6.2.20. TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH
    • 6.2.21. Toshiba America Medical Systems
    • 6.2.22. Ultrasonix Medical Corp.
    • 6.2.23. Verathon Inc
    • 6.2.24. Volcano Corp.
    • 6.2.25. Zonare Medical Systems Inc.

LIST OF EXHIBITS

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Exhibit 1: World Market for Medical MRI Systems, 2010-2015
  • Exhibit 2: World Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems, 2010-2015

2.0 APPLICATIONS

  • Exhibit 3:MRI Indications
  • Exhibit 4: Head MRI Indications
  • Exhibit 5: Ultrasound Applications

5.0 MARKETS

  • Exhibit 6: Worldwide Medical MRI Installed Base
  • Exhibit 7: Worldwide Medical MRI System Prices
  • Exhibit 8: Worldwide Medical MRI System Prices
  • Exhibit 9: Key Players' Percentage Share - Worldwide Medical MRI Equipment Market
  • Exhibit 10: Key Players' Percentage Share - Worldwide Medical MRI Equipment Market
  • Exhibit 11: World Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 12: World Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 13: World Market for MRI Systems Used in Head, Neck and Brain Scanning
  • Exhibit 14: US Market for MRI Systems Used in Head, Neck and Brain Scanning
  • Exhibit 15: World Market for MRI Systems Used in Heart-Cardio Scanning
  • Exhibit 16: US Market for MRI Systems Used in Heart-Cardio Scanning
  • Exhibit 17: US Market for MRI Systems Used in Breast Scanning
  • Exhibit 18: North American Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 19: European Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 20: UK Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 21: French Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 22: Spanish Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 23: Italian Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 24: German Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 25: BRIC Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 26: Brazilian Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 27: Russian Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 28: Indian Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 29: Chinese Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 30: Japanese Market for Medical MRI Systems
  • Exhibit 31: Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Installed Base
  • Exhibit 32: Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Installed Base Units, 2012 (US, Europe, ROW)
  • Exhibit 33: Leading Competitors' Market Share of the Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Market, 2012
  • Exhibit 34: World Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems 2010-2015
  • Exhibit 35: World Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 36: World Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Systems Market
  • Exhibit 37: North American Ob/Gyn Ultrasound Systems Market
  • Exhibit 38: World Breast Ultrasound Imaging Market
  • Exhibit 39: North American Breast Ultrasound Imaging Market
  • Exhibit 40: Traditional and Non-Traditional Ultrasound System Markets
  • Exhibit 41: World and North American Handheld Medical Ultrasound Markets
  • Exhibit 42: North American Ultrasound Systems Market
  • Exhibit 43: European Ultrasound Systems Market
  • Exhibit 44: UK Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 45: French Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 46: Spanish Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 47: Italian Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 48: German Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 49: BRIC Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 50: Brazilian Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 51: Russian Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 52: Indian Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 53: Chinese Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
  • Exhibit 54: Japanese Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems
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