Worldwide Computed Tomography (CT) Systems Market – New Market Research Report Released from Marketstrat®

Dublin, California (EastBayDaily) — Computed Tomography (CT) Systems will continue to be the fastest growing technology in the medical imaging arena around the world in the upcoming decade. The new Marketstrat® report expected to be launched in early May 2009, provides revenues and forecasts for high-slice, mid-slice and low-slice CT scanners for the 2008-2016 period. Also presented in this report will be competitive strategies, purchase considerations, emerging business models, market shares, market drivers & restraints and benchmarks.

Marketstrat Inc. values the current world CT systems market at more than $3.5 billion. The greatest momentum is expected in the high-slice segment, due to the high ROI, improved workflow and superior imaging capability (volumetric imaging, high spatial and temporal resolution and relative procedural ease). Despite the faltering economic climate in the US and abroad, imaging markets are expected to weather any short term impacts and stay resilient over the longer term.

The CT market is dominated by GE, Siemens, Toshiba and Philips. The world computed tomography research report presents market shares of these leaders and discusses the role of niche players such as Neurologica Corp., Shimadzu and Neusoft Medical Systems Co. Ltd. Service providers and companies providing refurbished CT scanners are also discussed.

While demand for minimally invasive diagnostic techniques has skyrocketed over the last few decades, increasing rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer in the face of a population explosion worldwide has created a need for screening and early diagnosis of these conditions. Cardiology and Radiology fields are the forefront of this technology, although the high-resolution, dynamic volume images are finding new applications in trauma and women’s health, etc. New applications of CT technology include Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) and Image-guided surgery. The latest technological innovations in CT systems are the 320-slice AquilionONE (Toshiba), 256-slice Brilliance iCT (Philips), Light Speed VCT Series (GE) and the CereTom Portable CT (Neurologica ).

Regional variation for the various CT technologies exists; the high-slice scanners segment is growing at the highest rate in the US while the mid-slice and low-slice scanner segments are growing in the emerging medical markets of Asia and Latin America. Marketstrat Inc. provides market size estimates and forecasts (US $, 2008-2016) for CT scanner systems by product category (High-slice, Mid-slice and Low-slice). Data is segmented by country/region for: USA; Europe; Japan and the Rest of the World (ROW). Revenue forecasts are also presented by imaging location (hospitals versus imaging centers) and revenue category (CT scanner units, Parts & Accessories and Services).

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