Gamma/Scintillation Cameras: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011
While the global economic meltdown has dented prospects across all sectors, the medical imaging equipment market has also been affected due to reduced healthcare expenditure, and cuts in reimbursements. Rapid advancements in the field of molecular imaging, aging global population, and emergence of image-guided interventions continue to boost prospects in the medical diagnostics market. Nuclear medicine is critical for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases, blood flow blockages, tumors, organ dysfunctions, and neurological disorders. Despite the relatively higher prices, the nuclear medicine modality continues to grow rapidly, particularly in countries with higher income levels.
Europe and the US account for a lion’s share of sales in the global gamma/scintillation cameras market, as stated by the new market research report on Gamma/Scintillation Cameras. The need for reducing patient inconvenience and enhancing precision are driving manufacturers to devise fusion imaging technologies and multi-purpose systems that are capable of faster and reliable diagnostic performances, involving minimal discomfort. Globally, the cost of equipment and the process of reimbursement determine the level of penetration for gamma cameras. Simplification, enhanced system integration and advanced software setups offering more control over the results, are making headway into the design of the gamma/scintillation imaging systems.
In the United States, aging population, growing mortality due to cardiac arrests, carcinomas and neurological disorders, and rising awareness about advanced medical technologies offer support for the growth of nuclear medicine market. The market has been actively contributing to the development of the field and as a result, accomplished high levels of penetration and sophistication than any other region of the world. Rising competition from other modalities, and reimbursement approval for PET procedures are decelerating the pace of growth for gamma/scintillation cameras market.
Asia-Pacific and Latin America are among the fastest growing regional markets for gamma/scintillation cameras and accessories market. Steady economic growth, improving healthcare services, rising consumer awareness and incomes are presenting strong opportunities for the medical technology companies to capitalize on. The expanding role of nuclear medicine in numerous medical disciplines such as cardiology, oncology, nephrology, and endocrinology, among others is also major driving force for the nuclear medicine market.
Philips Healthcare, Siemens, and GE Healthcare account for a major share of the global gamma/scintillation cameras market. Key players profiled in the report include Acrorad Co., Ltd., Digirad Corporation, Dilon Technologies LLC, Gamma Medica-Ideas Inc., GE Healthcare, Nuclear Cardiology Systems Inc., Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare USA Inc., and Toshiba America Medical Systems.
The research report titled “Gamma/Scintillation Cameras: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a strategic review of the industry, key market trends, recent product launches, strategic corporate initiatives, and profiles of key market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for the years 2007 through 2015, and 2000 to 2006 by the following geographic markets - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Key segments analyzed include Gamma Cameras, Collimators, Gantry, Nuclear Medicine Patient Tables, Computerized Video Display Consoles, and Computer Workstations.
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