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Reportlinker Adds Medical Imaging Markets: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Ultrasound Report

September 24, 2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

Medical Imaging Markets: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Ultrasound

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This report analyzes the current and potential world market for medical MRI and

ultrasound systems. This report generally reviews the nature and direction of research, as

well as future markets for two key areas of imaging technology: Ultrasound and MRI.

the report includes the following as part of its market coverage:

  • Current Market Size and Forecast for MRI Systems
  • Market Size and Forecasts for MRI Procedures
  • Installed Base of MRI Systems (Open, Closed, Low to Mid Field, High Field)
  • Estimated Cost of MRI Systems (Open, Closed, Low Field, Mid Field, High Field)
  • Regional Breakdown – US, Europe, Asia, and ROW
  • Major Trends Driving Growth
  • Review of Products on the Market
  • Profiles of Key Companies.

The information presented in Medical Imaging Markets: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Ultrasound is the result of data gathered from company product literature and other corporate brochures and documents, as well as information found in the scientific and trade press. In addition, interviews were conducted with company executives, clinicians and researchers.

Companies Profiled

This report profiles the following companies: In the MRI market: Analogic, GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Systems, Philips, Siemens and Toshiba, among others.

In the ultrasound market: companies profiled include Aloka, Analogic, Esaote, GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Systems, Philips, Shimadzu, Siemens, SonoSite, and Toshiba, among others.

MRI: Applications Drive Growth

The market for MRI continues to grow despite the recession. With its ability to image both anatomically and functionally, MRI has found its way into surgical planning and navigation as well as diffusion and perfusion imaging. It is being combined with other modalities to achieve new heights of image clarity. For instance, once considered unreliable in imaging cartilage, it is being considered for assessing chondral damage and repair. Three dimensional (3D) MRI is sensitive enough to replace arthroscopy.

MRI has been propelled by improved image quality facilitated by higher field strength magnets and the development of new techniques for evaluating specific portions of the complex structures in the brain.

More than two decades ago, when clinical MRI was in its early stages, it had serious limitations. The standard pulse sequence at that time was conventional spin echo (CSE). While a very robust method of imaging, and to this date still the gold standard for image contrast in MRI, it suffered from excessively long scan times. Many thought that MRI would never be suitable for cardiac, vascular, very high spatial resolution or true dynamic imaging. But as MRI gained clinical acceptance, the demand for the ability to image those areas that were previously deemed impossible has increased, with a strong emphasis on reducing the acquisition times. The quest for faster imaging has been the impetus for the development of new sequences, improved coil design and significant hardware advances.

This demand has led to new applications and markets for the modality.

Most of these significant hurdles have been overcome. With the advent of Gradient Echo, Fast Spin Echo and Echo Planar sequences, scan times have been reduced dramatically, making cardiac imaging possible. Over the last few of years, cardiac MRI has received new emphasis – diversifying from structural and simple qualitative functional imaging.

Now myocardial contractility and cardiac volumes may be measured with great accuracy. To further add to the cardiac imaging repertoire, intravenous gadolinium contrast agents, in conjunction with sequences designed to assess myocardial perfusion and degree of viability, are becoming commonplace. This application has significantly impacted patient management in cases of myocardial infarction in which revascularization is being considered. Where previously a full cardiac workup would have required visits to both echo cardiology and nuclear medicine, all the information can be obtained in a single visit to the MRI department. The detail and accuracy of the cardiac MRI exam is such that it is now considered the gold standard for cardiac imaging.

Ultrasound Enjoys Popularity and Ubiquity in Healthcare Practice

Ultrasound continues to be a low-cost and effective imaging technology that can help radiologists and others gather significant clinical data about patients. Ultrasound is well suited to many patients. No other imaging option gives patients a real-time look at their anatomy or openly encourages discussions with physicians about their symptoms and the evidence of disease on the monitor. Ultrasound is safe, patient-friendly and inexpensive. The adoption of this modality by hospitals and other healthcare institutions has generated new market opportunities for manufacturers of ultrasound systems and components suppliers.

Ultrasound imaging systems have become commonplace in many offices of cardiologists, obstetricians, surgeons, and urologists, among other specialists.

New applications, such as the use of ultrasound in administering emergency medicine, along with new hand-held portable systems are helping to further fuel the medical marketplace for the technology. In addition, ultrasound systems attract users simply because of their emphasis on user-friendliness, compactness and mobility.

CHAPTER ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1 MRI

1.2 Ultrasound

1.3 Key Challenges and Opportunities

1.3.1 MRI

1.3.1.1 Streamlining Operations

1.3.2 Ultrasound

1.3.2.1 Optimizing Resolution

1.4 World Market Growth

1.4.1 MRI

1.4.2 Ultrasound

1.5 Methodology

CHAPTER TWO: OVERVIEW

2.1 Key Applications

2.1.1 MRI

2.1.1.1 Angiography

2.1.1.2 Cardiac

2.1.1.3 Black Blood MRI

2.1.1.4 Whole Body

2.1.1.5 Head

2.1.1.6 Spine

2.1.1.7 Breast

2.1.2 Ultrasound

2.1.2.1 Obstetrics and Gynecology

2.1.2.2 Breast

2.1.2.3 Abdominal

2.1.2.4 Skeletal

2.1.2.5 Prostate

CHAPTER THREE: INTRODUCTION

3.1 MRI

3.1.1 History and Perspective

3.1.2 Imaging Techniques

3.1.2.1 Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI

3.1.2.2 Diffusion Tensor Imaging

3.1.2.3 T2*-weighted gradient-echo MRI

3.1.2.4 Functional MRI

3.1.3 Closed and Open Systems

3.1.4 Various Designs

3.1.4.1 1.5T

3.1.4.2 3T

3.1.4.3 7T

3.1.5 Competing Modalities

3.1.5.1 Computed Tomography

3.1.5.2 The X-Ray

3.1.5.3 Ultrasound

3.2 Ultrasound

3.2.1 History and Perspective

3.2.2 Basic System Components

3.2.3 Advanced Techniques

3.2.3.1 Elastography

3.2.4 Competing Modalities

3.2.4.1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

3.2.4.2 Radiography

3.3 Imaging Biomarkers

3.3.1 Optimizing Drug Development

3.4 Key Challenges and Issues

3.4.1 MRI

3.4.1.1 Better Coil Design

3.4.1.2 Optimizing Magnets

3.4.1.3 Improving Throughput, Patient Friendliness

3.4.1.4 Costs and Reimbursement

3.4.1.4.1 Equipment Utilization Factor

3.4.1.5 Good Manufacturing Practices

3.4.2 Ultrasound

3.4.2.1 Contrast Agents

3.4.2.2 Patient Size

CHAPTER four: Research Efforts

4.1 Acute Appendicitis

4.2 Stress Echocardiogram and Contrast

4.3 Ultrasound Mammography

4.4 New Magnetics

4.5 Liver Diagnoses

4.6 Magnetic Resonance Elastography

4.7 Cardiovascular MRI

4.8 MR Arthrography

CHAPTER FIVE: MARKETS

5.1 Market Drivers

5.2 MRI

5.2.1 Head, Neck, Brain Scannin

5.2.2 Heart-Cardio Scannin

5.2.3 Breast Scan

5.2.4 Geographic Analysis and Forecast

5.3 Ultrasound

5.3.1 Market Growth Area

5.3.2 Geographic Analysis and Forecasts

CHAPTER SIX: CORPORATE PROFILES

6.1 MRI

6.1.1 Advanced Imaging Research Inc.

6.1.2 American Magnetics Inc.

6.1.3 Analogic Corp.

6.1.4 B. E. Peterson Inc.

6.1.5 Biophan Technologies Inc.

6.1.6 Doty Scientific Inc.

6.1.7 Esaote SpA

6.1.8 Fonar Corp.

6.1.9 GE Healthcare

6.1.10 Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.

6.1.11 Hologic Inc.

6.1.12 IMRIS

6.1.13 InnerVision MRI Ltd.

6.1.14 Invivo Corp.

6.1.15 MagneVu

6.1.16 Medrad Inc.

6.1.17 MetPlas

6.1.18 Millenium Technology Inc.

6.1.19 MR Instruments Inc.

6.1.20 ONI Medical Systems Inc.

6.1.21 Paramed Medical Systems Inc.

6.1.22 Philips Healthcare

6.1.23 Resonance Research Inc.

6.1.24 Siemens Healthcare

6.1.25 Time Medical

6.1.26 Toshiba America Medical Systems

6.2 Ultrasound

6.2.1 Aloka

6.2.2 American Medical Design

6.2.3 Analogic Corp.

6.2.4 Biomedicom

6.2.5 Dynamic Imaging Ltd.

6.2.6 Echoson SA

6.2.7 Elpol Sp Zoo

6.2.8 Esaote SpA

6.2.9 GE Healthcare

6.2.10 Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.

6.2.11 LJB Development Inc.

6.2.12 Medison America Inc.

6.2.13 MySono.com

6.2.14 Paradigm Medical Industries

6.2.15 Philips Medical Systems

6.2.16 Shimadzu Corp.

6.2.17 Siemens Healthcare

6.2.18 SonoSite Inc.

6.2.19 Spectromed

6.2.20 Telemed

6.2.21 Terason Ultrasound

6.2.22 TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH

6.2.23 Toshiba America Medical Systems

6.2.24 Ultrasonix Medical Corp.

6.2.25 Verathon Inc.

6.2.26 Volcano Corp.

6.2.27 Zonare Medical Systems Inc.

LIST OF EXHIBITS

CHAPTER ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Exhibit 1: World Market for Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, 2008-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 2: World Market Summary: Medical Ultrasound Systems, 2008-2012,Revenues (in billions)

CHAPTER TWO: OVERVIEW

Exhibit 3: MRI Indications

Exhibit 4: Head MRI Indications

Exhibit 5: Applications for Medical Ultrasound

CHAPTER FIVE: MARKETS

Exhibit 6: Worldwide Medical MRI Installed Base Units, 2008

Exhibit 7: Worldwide Medical MRI System Prices Estimated Cost per Unit

Exhibit 8: MRI Market Trends

Exhibit 9: Key Players’ Percentage Share, Worldwide Medical MRI Equipment Market

Exhibit 10: Key Players’ Percentage Share – Worldwide Medical MRI Equipment Market

Exhibit 11: World Market for Medical MRI Systems, 2007-2012,Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 12: World Market for Medical MRI Systems, 2007-2012,Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 13: World Market for MRI Systems Used in Head, Neck and Brain Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 14: U.S. Market for MRI Systems Used in Head, Neck and Brain Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in millions)

Exhibit 15: World and US Markets for MRI Systems Used in Head, Neck and Brain Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 16: World Market for MRI Systems Used in Heart-Cardio Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in millions)

Exhibit 17: U.S. Market for MRI Systems Used in Heart-Cardio Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in millions)

Exhibit 18: World and U.S. Markets for MRI Systems Used in Heart-Cardio Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in millions)

Exhibit 19: World Market for MRI Systems Used in Breast Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in millions)

Exhibit 20: U.S. Market for MRI Systems Used in Breast Scanning, 2007-2012Revenues (in millions)

Exhibit 21: World and U.S. Markets for MRI Systems Used in Breast Scanning, 2007-2012, Revenues (in millions)

Exhibit 22: North American Market for Medical MRI Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 23: European Market for Medical MRI Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 24: Asian-Latin American Market for Medical MRI Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 25: China-Other Emerging Markets for Medical MRI Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 26: Regional MRI Market Share, 2009

Exhibit 27: Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Installed Base Units, 2008

Exhibit 28: Leading Competitors’ Market Share of the Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Market, 2008

Exhibit 29: Key Players’ Percentage Share Worldwide Medical Ultrasound Equipment Market, 2008

Exhibit 30: World Market Geographic Segmentation for Medical Ultrasound Systems

Exhibit 31: World Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 32: U.S. Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 33: European Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 34: Asian Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems, 2007-2012,Revenues (in billions)

Exhibit 35: ROW Market for Medical Ultrasound Systems, 2007-2012, Revenues (in billions)

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