Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) November 08, 2011
Follow us on LinkedIn - Global market for Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms is largely saturated with majority of growth likely to come from developing markets of Asia-Pacific and Rest of World. The market is also characterized by sedate growth patterns due to due to emerging alternatives in radiography. Majority of growth in the market is expected to come from the Mobile C-Arms market alone, as more and more medical procedures make use of Mobile C-Arms. Modern fluoroscopy equipment, techniques pose lesser risk to patient in terms of radiation exposure than in comparison with conventional fluoroscopic methods. For instance, advances in digitization of the images have reduced the time taken for the procedure thus reducing the level of radiation dose absorbed by the patient. Interventional fluoroscopy procedures carry a higher risk profile, but the benefits of a properly performed procedure outweigh the radiation risk.
Although the recent economic recession, characterized by severe capital shortages, lack of easy credit availability, decline in reimbursements of medical imaging, cutbacks in healthcare expenditure, and decline in capital expenditures squeezed new orders for Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms, the market nevertheless staged a swift comeback in the year 2010, guided by the fact that these imaging modalities continue to remain cost effective when compared to MRI and CT systems. Steady rise in equipment utilization rates as a result of demographic pressures also helped prevent deep and prolonged capital budgets cuts in hospitals. Also, hospitals cannot afford to postpone for long the resolution of issues related to workflow, scheduling, throughput, and equipment utilization.
Another factor that helped prevent major scaling back of investments in fluoroscopic imaging is the fact that C-arm fluoroscopes are indispensable tools for intraoperative 2D imaging as they aid in accurate anatomic localization of implant placement thus explaining its widespread use in almost every medical discipline. Digital fluoroscopy has and will continue to remain a central imaging modality in both inpatient and outpatient care. The post recession period will witness the intersection of two vectors that will aid in future growth – need for additional capacity and obsolescence. While obsolescence triggers the need for replacements, rising need for increased patient throughput exerts pressure on existing capacity thus providing a business case for new equipment purchases in a non-replacement scenario.
As stated by the new research report on Fluoroscopy and Mobile C Arms, the US represents the largest regional market worldwide. Asia-Pacific will be the fastest growing regional market with sales from the region waxing at a CAGR of about 3.4% over the analysis period. Growing need for quality healthcare and government support for equipment purchases will drive demand in the Asia-Pacific Market. Fluoroscopy represents the largest product segment. Growth in the market will also be driven by emerging applications, such as imaging the body’s torso and head i.e. brain, heart, abdomen, and thoracic cavity (or chest cavity), among others.
Rising number of obese patients has also enhanced the significance of fluoroscopy, particularly in generating images of bariatric patients, thereby driving its demand further. Mobile C-Arms market represents the fastest growing segment, waxing at a CAGR of about 2.64% over the analysis period. Demand for Mobile C-Arms in the short to medium term period will be primarily driven by growth in minimally invasive procedures, which require surgeons use appropriate imaging equipment such as Mobile C-Arms to obtain real time images of internal body parts, and guide them during the interventions.
Major players in the marketplace include GE Healthcare, F&M Control, SL, Hologic, Inc., Imaging3, Inc., OrthoScan, Inc, Philips Healthcare, Shimadzu Medical Systems, Siemens Medical Solutions, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., Xograph Healthcare Ltd, Ziehm Imaging GmbH, among others.
The research report titled “Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections (in Units and US$ Thousands) for major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Product segments analyzed include Fluoroscopy, and Mobile C-Arms (Full-Size C-Arms, and Mini C-Arms).
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