Global Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners Industry

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Global Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners in Units by the following Product Segments: Single-Slice CT Scanners, and Multi-Slice CT Scanners. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 41 companies including many key and niche players such as GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Corporation, Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc., Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Shimadzu Medical Systems, and Toshiba Medical Systems. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Single Slice CT Scanners I-3Multi Slice CT Scanners I-3II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET DYNAMICS II-1

Recession Thwarts CT Scanners Market II-1

Developing Countries to Provide New Thrust II-1

Market Trends II-1

Next Generation CT Scanners - More Volume and Quicker Scans II-1

Shift Towards Fusion Technology II-2

Multi-Detector CT technology Gains Importance in Cardiology II-2

CT Scanning for Dental Treatment - An Emerging Avenue II-4

Significant Reduction in Time for Image Reconstruction II-4

Emergence of Independent Imaging Centers II-4

Leading Players II-4

Table 1: Leading Players in the World Market for CT Scanners

(2007) - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Company for

GE, Siemens, Toshiba, and Philips (Includes Corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-4

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-6Computed Tomography: An Introduction II-6Single Slice CT Scanners II-6Multi Slice CT Scanners II-6Table 2: 64 Slice Vs 256 and 320 CT Scanners - Comparison ofSelect Features II-7Multi-Slice Scanners - An Overview II-7320-Slice II-7256-Slice II-7128-Slice II-764-Slice II-816-Slice Scanning II-88-Slice Scanners II-8Industrial Application of Computed Tomography II-8Computed Tomography: A Niche Position Among Diagnostic ImagingTechniques II-9Clinical Applications II-9Computed Tomography of the Head and Spine II-9Computed Tomography Scanning of the Brain II-9Orbits II-10Facial Bones and Paranasal Sinuses. II-10Spine II-10Computed Tomography of the Trunk and Extremities II-10Chest II-10Abdomen II-11Extremities II-11Table 3: World Market for CT Scanners (2007) -PercentageBreakdown of Usage by End-Use Application for Spine, Pelvis& Abdomen, Cerebrum, Mediastinum, Lungs, and Others(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11Other Applications II-11CT in Paleoanthropology II-11CT to Diagnose Cancer II-12CT Scanners: A Historical Perspective II-12Five Generations of CT Scanners II-12First Generation CT Scanners: Based on X-Ray Tube II-12Second Generation CT Scanners: Fan Beam Replaces X-Ray Tube II-12Third Generation CT Scanners Eliminate Translational Motion II-13Fourth Generation CT Scanners: Rotate-Fixed Scanners II-13Fifth Generation: Scanning Electron Beam II-13Types of CT Scanners II-14Characteristics of CT Scanners II-14Components of a CT System II-15Image Manipulation II-15Image Quality II-15Advantages of CT Scanners II-15

3. REGULATORY ISSUES II-16

Whole Body CT Scanning and Issues II-16

Effect of Radiation on Children II-16

CT Scanning and FDA II-17

4. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY VIS-À-VIS OTHER COMPETITIVE IMAGINGTECHNOLOGIES II-18X-Ray II-18Operating Principle for X-Rays II-18Ultrasound II-18Radiotherapy II-19Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) II-20Nuclear Medicine II-20Gamma Camera II-20PET and SPECT II-21Medical Imaging Equipment - Comparison of Modalities in theUnited States II-22

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-23

Endra Life Sciences Introduces Nexus 128 Photoacoustic Imaging

System for Animals II-23

European Scanning Centre Unveils Aquilion ONE CT 640 Slice

Scanner II-23

Overlook Hospital Installs the Powerful Aquilion ONE 320-Slice

CT Scanner II-23

GE Healthcare Installs First High-definition CT Scanner in Russia II-24

Neusoft Launches NeuViz 16 Multi-Slice CT Scanner II-24

Metris Introduces New High-Power CT/X-ray System II-24

SCANCO Medical Introduces Novel microCT Systems II-25

Siemens to Introduce SOMATOM Definition Flash in Middles East

Markets II-25

GE Healthcare Debuts Pioneering HD CT Scanner II-25

Toshiba Launches Two Multi-Detector CT Systems II-25

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-27GE Healthcare Launches New GE eXplore CT 120 Research Scanner II-27GE Introduces Volume CT XT II-27GE Healthcare Rolls out Discovery PET/CT 600 II-27IMTEC Launches SPRITE II-28Philips Introduces New CT Scanner, Philips Brilliance 256 II-28Toshiba Releases vHP and SURECardio™ II-28Toshiba Unveils Aquilion ONE™ II-29Siemens Introduces syngo WebSpace Enhancements II-29NPIL Laboratories and Diagnostics Launches PET & CT Scanner inAsia II-29Philips Unveils Brilliance iCT II-30Toshiba Introduces Novel Computed Tomography System II-30TOSHIBA Launches Activion 16 Multislice CT System in Japan II-30iM3D SpA Introduces New CAD System for CT Colonoscopy II-30GE to Introduce HDCT Scanners II-30Kodak Introduces ILUMA Ultra Cone-Beam CT Scanner II-31Hitachi Launches New Scanners II-31Siemens Medical Solutions Launches SOMATOM Definition AS CTScanner II-31Barco Releases High-End 3D Reconstruction System II-31Philips Launches Two New CT Scanners II-31AFP Introduces NewTom™ VG Cone Beam CT Scanner II-32AngioDynamics Introduces Smart Port CT II-32NeuroLogica Unveils CereTom OTOscan CT Scanner II-32NeuroLogica and pro med instruments Launch DORO CereTom II-32GE Healthcare Unveils CT Perfusion 4 Neuro II-33GE Healthcare Introduces New Tool for ImageVisualization II-33TeraRecon Unveils New Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner II-33GE Introduces New Volume CT Scanner II-33Philips Unveils Revolutionary PET/CT System with Particle TimeTracking II-34Siemens Medical Launches New Dual Source CT System II-34GE Healthcare Introduces New Fusion PET/CT Scanner II-34Medical University of South Carolina Introduces Dual SourceHeart CT Scanner II-34Toshiba Introduces 64-Slice High-Speed CT Scanner II-35GE Launches Brightspeed Scanner II-35GE Healthcare Unveils CardIQ Fusion II-35GE Introduces VCT II-35Philips Launches Innovative Imaging Technologies II-35Siemens Introduces Somatom Definition for Cardiac Imaging II-35Siemens Launches Syngo Webspace II-36Siemens Extends TruePoint Technology to PET•CT Systems II-36

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-37

Hopkins Procures Intraoperative CT Scanner for Aiding Brain

Surgeries II-37

Boston Medical Receives Order for a CT Scan Machine from

Gonder University Hospital II-37

GE Healthcare Expands Company's CT Manufacturing Facility in

Bangalore II-37

UCT Private Academic Hospital Procures Latest 64-slice CT Scanner II-38

Neusoft Medical Receives FDA Approval for New CT System II-38

Siemens Installs First SOMATOM® Definition AS 20-slice CT

Scanner at CDI II-38

GE Healthcare and ZAO Medical Enter Partnership to Produce

Diagnostic Imaging Products II-39

Analogic Develops DualUse System for Checked and Carry-On Bag

Screening at Airports II-39

Long Beach PET Imaging Center Installs New High-tech PET/CT

Scanner II-39

Neuisys Receives FDA Approval for NeuViz 16 Multi Slice CT

Solution II-40

Digirad Corporation Receives FDA Approval for Carduis® X-ACT

Imager II-40

Siemens Receives FDA Approval for New 16 Slice PET•CT System II-41

NeuroLogica Obtains Approval for Marketing CereTom in Brazil II-41

Hitachi Medical and Tomo Therapy Form Distribution Agreement II-41

Toshiba and Vital Images Enter Collaboration Agreement II-42

Bangkok Heart Hospital Purchases New Advanced 256-Slice CT

Scanner II-42

MFGCH Deploys New Aquilion ONE Dynamic Volume CT System from

Toshiba II-42

UMS Unveils New Portable, Battery-Operated, Equine- Dedicated

CT Scanner, EQUUS One II-43

8. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-44Siemens Medical's SOMATOM® Definition AS Scanner Obtains FDAClearance II-44NeuroLogica Receives KFDA Approval for CereTom® CT Scanner II-44Alliance Imaging Pockets Shared PET Imaging II-44Alliance Imaging Takeovers Medical Outsourcing Services II-45Dexas Lab Enters into Strategic Alliance with V.A.M.P. toLaunch Advanced Micro-CT II-45NeuroLogica to Acquire Xenon CT Perfusion from DiversifiedDiagnostic Products II-453M to Acquire Imtec II-46GE Healthcare Receives FDA Approval for HD CT Scanner II-46Carl Zeiss Establishes Industrial CT Center in North America II-46Siemens Healthcare Bags Contract from Spire Healthcare II-47ISS Inks Agreement with Geisinger Health System II-47Jupiter Medical Acquires High-End CT Scanner from GE II-47WellPoint Acquires American Imaging Management II-47IMTEC Corporation Merges with HYTEC Incorporated II-48AFP Receives FDA Approval for NewTom™ VG CBCT Scanner II-48Hitachi Receives FDA Approval for CXR16 II-48RadNet to Acquire Papastavros' Associates Medical Imaging II-49RadNet Pockets Liberty Pacific Imaging Center II-49RadNet Pockets Borg Imaging II-49Accuray Inks Co-Marketing and Distribution Agreement with Siemens II-49NeuroLogica Equips Swedish Medical Center with Portable CTScanner II-50AFP Imaging Receives Health Canada Approval for NewTom VG 3D II-50Genexa Receives Health Canada Approval II-50NeuroLogica Receives Canadian License for CereTom™ CT Scanner II-50GE Inspection Technologies Pockets Phoenix x-ray Systems +Services II-50AFP Imaging Acquires Quantitative Radiology II-51Mediso Acquires Majority Stake in Two PET-CT Scan Facilities II-51Dubai International Takes Over Alliance Medical II-51AMICAS Inks Distribution Agreement with NeuroLogica II-51Toshiba Installs beta 256-slice CT Scanner to Johns HopkinsMedical School II-51Toshiba and OhioHealth Enter into a 5-year Agreement II-52Siemens' First Dual-Source CT System Installed at NYU MedicalCenter and Mayo Clinic II-52Open Air MRI Centers Merges with Radiology Medical Group II-52Primedex Health Systems Acquires Radiologix II-52Siemens Receives FDA Approval for SOMATOM Definition CT II-53GE Healthcare Receives FDA Approval for Wide-Bore CT System II-53Toshiba Receives FDA Approval for Injector Synchronization forTomography Systems II-53NeuroLogica Receives CE Safety Mark Certification for NL3000CereTom CT Scanner II-54NeuroLogica Partners with BAC II-54Bendigo Radiology Takes Over Benson Medical Imaging II-54GE Receives FDA Clearance for Wide Bore CT Systems II-54Hitachi Receives FDA Clearance for CXR16 II-54

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