Worldwide Installed Base of CT Scanners to Exceed 88 Thousand Units by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts

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Driven by the trend towards multi-slice scanners, the global market for computed tomography scanners is expected to post a modest growth rate with the installed base for computed tomography scanners exceeding 88 thousand units by 2015.

Computed Tomography Scanners: A Global Strategic Business Report

Rapid upgrades in technology are transforming the computer tomography (CT) scanners landscape. The present multi-slice CTs allow 64 slices to be taken simultaneously at a high rotation speed of <400 ms, while spiral or helical systems permit faster scanning, making possible collection of full volume data in just a fraction of a second. Although the importance of prime competitive factors such as price, product features and service is on the decline in the computed tomography market, pricing still dictates the single-slice CT scanner market share. Other than pricing, growth in the multi-slice CT scanner segment is determined by factors such as product development, product launch time and customer loyalty. A key trend evident in the CT segment is the shift towards combination scanners, which are primarily hybrid scanners comprising positron emission tomographs (PET) and CT imaging capabilities.

United States, Japan and Europe collectively account for more than 85% share of the worldwide installed base of computed tomography scanners for 2008, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. With the ongoing phase out of single-slice CT scanners, multi-slice scanners have emerged as the standard protocol in recent years. Cardiology, cancer diagnosis, locating pulmonary emboli, rapid determination of plaque in carotid arteries, and coronary artery imaging are among the major applications of multi-detector CT technology (64-slice). Multi-detector CT technology, 64-slice CTs in particular, is a major area of interest for cardiology and vascular diseases sectors. France, Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom capture more than 60% of the total installed base of computed tomography scanners in Europe.

Worldwide CT scanners market is dominated by the presence of four major players, namely GE, Siemens, Toshiba, and Philips. Major players profiled in the report include GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Corporation, Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Shimadzu Medical Systems, and Toshiba Medical Systems.

The report titled "Computed Tomography Scanners: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., covers major market dynamics, trends, issues, and competition pertaining to the market. The report enumerates recent product introductions/innovations, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activity. Analysis is presented for established and emerging markets including United States, Japan, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America for the period 2001-2015.

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