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New Study Forecasts Growth for Diagnostic Imaging Systems

Research and Markets has announced the addition of US Markets for Diagnostic Imaging Systems to their offering.

The US market for diagnostic imaging systems was valued at over $6 billion in 2006.

This market comprises five imaging modalities magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, X-ray, computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine.

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  • The US market for diagnostic imaging systems consists of five imaging modalities - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, X-ray, computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine - and was valued at over $6 billion in 2006.
  • Strong interest in the Digital Radiography (DR) X-ray, hand carried ultrasound, and high-slice CT markets, will ensure high growth over the next five years.
  • Core drivers of the market include the preference for new and innovative technologies with improved diagnostic capabilities, such as, 64-slice CT systems, 3.0T MRI systems, DR X-ray systems, premium ultrasound systems, and hybrid nuclear medicine systems.

Research Methodology

The following report uses a number of methodologies to gather and present data and analysis. At the outset, a large survey of secondary sources is conducted. These sources act as the basis for the primary research stage, which builds and enhances the quantitative and qualitative attributes of the early research. Secondary sources include:

Government Sources:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Food and Drug Administration and patent filings
  • National Center for Health Statistics data

Diagnostic Imaging Companies:

  • Annual reports, product brochures, corporate profiles, etc.

Internal Databases and Reports:

  • Previous reports on similar/related sources

General Internet Searches, Medical Literature and Newspaper/Magazine Searches:

  • Identifying various centers of specialization and articles that might provide leads for primary research.

The secondary research stage builds the foundation for the primary research. The primary research methodology has four steps:

Step 1: The first step involves an impartial scan of all the information gathered during the secondary research stage to determine its utility based on the specific requirements of this report. Each piece of information is, thus, either discarded or marked as high or low priority. It is then organized appropriately as determined by the structure and sectioning of the report.

Step 2: At this stage, early assumptions are formed as to the implications of the information for the various diagnostic imaging market segments. These assumptions are then used to determine hypotheses using both inductive and deductive approaches. On the quantitative front, these hypotheses result in full historical and projected market data sets (market sizes [units and US$] and market shares).

Step 3: At this stage, the research is in position for its most important primary phaseexpert interviews. Throughout the secondary research, industry and medical experts are identified. These experts are now contacted by telephone and asked to participate in interviews on recent trends and developments in the industry.

Interviews are either conducted at the time of the initial call or scheduled at the convenience of the expert. Interview questions are tailored to the expertise of the particular interviewee, although in most cases, the most important questions are asked of all experts. The questions are largely based on the assumptions and hypotheses developed in Step 2, which are then either augmented, discarded, or adjusted, based on the views and positions put forth. Attempts are made, whenever possible, to cross-check the views of various experts against each other and reach positions of consensus on issues and market numbers.

Step 4: The final stage of primary research involves individual and group analysis. All research results are assessed and cross-checked thoroughly to determine their validity, relevance, and weight. From this process, qualitative conclusions are reached and data points finalized.

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