Medical/healthcare is an established end-market for radiation detection equipment in many applications, and continues to drive improvements in and demand for radiology diagnostic systems. Radiography is one of the most important aspects of non-destructive testing (NDT), and is used in a wide variety of medical applications. The market for detectors has benefited from advancements in the science of radiology and from better understanding of device and diagnostic systems by medical professionals.
Despite some recent negative trends from reimbursement factors to macroeconomically sluggish growth in the U.S. and Europe, NanoMarkets remains encouraged by other positive trends. Radiotherapy procedures are on the rise; super-specialized hospitals in developed nations are building financial and resource infrastructure for radiation-induced treatments, particularly for cancer. Gamma scintillation and X-ray detectors are priority areas of growth. In developing economies, improvements in medicine and an aging population also are trends seen as favorable to radiation detection in a medical/healthcare context.
In this report, we explore the revenue potential for radiation detection in the two major application areas for medical and healthcare contexts: X-ray radiation detection and gamma radiation detection. We also analyze the products and marketing strategies of the leading suppliers of radiation detection equipment in the markets covered. This report includes granular eight-year forecasts (volume and value) broken out by device types and world region.
NanoMarkets believes that business development executives and product management professionals, investors, entrepreneurs involved with radiation detection equipment -- especially those with an eye toward medical/healthcare contexts -- will benefit from the comprehensive analysis of radiation detection trends and technologies within this report.
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.11 Types of Radiation Detection Systems and Technologies
1.12 New Opportunities for Radiation Detection Equipment in Medical/Healthcare
1.13 Technology and the Drive for New and Better Materials
1.14 Opportunities for Electronics and Software
1.15 Medical Laboratories: An Important Niche
1.16 Companies to Watch in the Radiation Detection Business for Medical/Healthcare
1.2 Objective and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.4 Market Forecasting Methodology
1.5 Plan of this Report
CHAPTER TWO: MARKET FOR MEDICAL X-RAY DETECTION
3.21 Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)
3.211 New developments
3.2 Computed Tomography (CT)
3.21 Market demand
3.22 Detectors in CT
3.23 Trends in multiple slicing and detection
3.231 Radiation Dose Drivers in CT
3.232 Opportunities in Volumetric CT
3.3 Medical X-Ray Radiology
3.31 Conventional radiology
3.32 Technical Trends
3.33 Computed radiography (CR)
3.341 Drivers and Challenges for DR enhancements
3.35 Digital Mammography
3.4 Types of Radiation Detectors Used in Medical X-Ray Detection
3.5 Main Suppliers of Detectors Used in Medical X-Ray Detection
3.6 Key Points from this Chapter
CHAPTER THREE: MARKET FOR MEDICAL GAMMA RADIATION DETECTION
4.1 Nuclear Medicine
4.11 Challenges faced by nuclear medicine
4.111 Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
4.1111 Proton therapy
4.112 Radiotherapy, Phytotherapy Opportunities
4.12 Gamma Cameras
4.121 Technology improvements
4.2 Combined SPECT Techniques
4.3 PET Detectors
4.4 Main Suppliers of Detectors Used in Medical Gamma Radiation Detection
4.5 Key Points from this Chapter
CHAPTER FOUR: SUMMARY OF EIGHT-YEAR MARKET FORECASTS FOR RADIATION DETECTION EQUIPMENT IN MEDICAL/HEALTHCARE
5.1 Forecasting Methodology
5.2 Forecast of Radiation Detection Equipment in the Medical/Healthcare Market, by Type of Detector
5.3 Forecast of Radiation Detection Equipment Markets by End-User Sector
5.4 Forecast of Radiation Detection Equipment for Medical Diagnostics by Region/Country
5.5 Forecasts of Radiation Detection Equipment Used in Medical X-Ray Detection
5.6 Forecasts of Radiation Detection Equipment Used in Gamma Radiation Detection
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Radiation Detectors: Selected Market Opportunities.
Exhibit 2-1: Some of the Significant Technological Trends in CT Design.
Exhibit 3-1: Some of the Important Radioisotopes and their Clinical Uses.
Exhibit 4-1: Radiation Detection Equipment in the Medical/Healthcare Market, by Type of Detector ($Millions)
Exhibit 4-2: Radiation Detectors by Market Segment ($ Millions)
Exhibit 4-3: Market Share of Medical Radiation Detectors by Region (Percent)
Exhibit 4-4: Market Size of Medical Radiation Detectors by Region ($Millions)
Exhibit 4-5: The Market for Medical Radiography Detectors.
Exhibit 4-6: The Market for Medical Computed Tomography Radiography Detectors.
Exhibit 4-7: The Market for Medical SPECT Detectors.
Exhibit 4-8: The Market for Medical PET Detectors.
Radiation Detection In Medical and Healthcare Markets, 2014-2021
About the Report:
In this report, NanoMarkets explores the revenue potential for radiation detection in X-ray radiation detection (including densitometry, DEXA, CT, CR) and gamma radiation detection (including IGRT, proton therapy, SPECT, and PET techniques). We also analyze the products and marketing strategies of the leading suppliers of radiation detection equipment in the markets covered. This report includes granular eight-year forecasts (volume and value) broken out by device types and world region.
Companies discussed in this report include: Biopack Medical, Bracco Diagnostics, Carestream Health, Elekta , Fujifilm Medical, GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Systems America , Hologic, Konica Minolta Medical Imaging, Kromek, Landauer, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare , Toshiba America Medical Systems, and Varian Medical Systems.
Highlights from the Report:
The radiography sector is one of the largest segments in medical imaging and is considered the most basic analytical technique in healthcare. Its involvement in preliminary stages of disease diagnosis or testing of anomalies creates a large market for this equipment. Detectors combined with X-ray scintillators are widely used in medical applications. Semiconductor integration technology is supporting enhanced image quality details and process speed for X-ray CT.
In this increasingly digitized healthcare environment, NanoMarkets expects continued conversion of traditional methodology to automated computer-friendly techniques as facilities seek to optimize efficiencies and streamline their workflow. We are seeing rapid technological developments in CR and DR systems, resulting in better images -- 3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis is a prime example. By the end of our forecasting period, the number of digital and CR machines will exceed that of film-based machines.
NanoMarkets sees the medical X-ray detection sector as a $7 billion market today, rising slowly but surely to $8 billion in 2018 and $8.8 billion by 2022.
The market for nuclear medicine is expanding in all related components including materials and devices. Factors supporting growth include:
- Better diagnostic and prognostic procedures e.g. to validate biopsy results
- Demand for faster, efficient and reliable non-invasive examinations
- Development of radionuclides for molecular imaging techniques and research activities
- Improvements in acquiring high-resolution multidimensional nuclear images of complex organs
- Advances in technology including hybrid imaging
- Easy and cost effective synthetic procedures that employ cyclotrons.
However, the growth of nuclear medicine is not as simple as it was a few years back. The intersection of radiology and nuclear medicine has evolved considerably with the introduction of hybrid imaging and the evolution of molecular imaging. Economic pressures have increased competition among professional organizations. Radiology organizations enjoy a significant advantage over nuclear medicine organizations in terms of size, funding, personnel, and infrastructure. And studies are shifting towards other competing technologies such as CT, thus reducing the prospects of nuclear medicine.
Nonetheless, NanoMarkets sees better growth in this segment than in its sister sector: from roughly $10 billion in 2014 to $11.8 billion in 2018 and $13.3 billion by 2022.
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posted Dec 16, 2014