Global Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners Industry

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners Industry

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 2007 through 2015. 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 mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.





Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Single Slice CT Scanners 3

Multi Slice CT Scanners 3


Recession Thwarts CT Scanners Market 4

Developing Countries to Provide New Thrust 4

Outlook 4

Market Trends 4

Next Generation CT Scanners - More Volume and Quicker Scans 4

Shift Towards Fusion Technology 5

Multi-Detector CT technology Gains Importance in Cardiology 6

CT Scanning for Dental Treatment - An Emerging Avenue 7

Significant Reduction in Time for Image Reconstruction 7

Emergence of Independent Imaging Centers 7

Leading Players 7

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) 8


Computed Tomography: An Introduction 9

Single Slice CT Scanners 9

Multi Slice CT Scanners 9

Table 2: 64 Slice Vs 256 and 320 CT Scanners - Comparison of

Select Features 10

Multi-Slice Scanners - An Overview 10

320-Slice 10

256-Slice 10

128-Slice 10

64-Slice 11

16-Slice Scanning 11

8-Slice Scanners 11

Industrial Application of Computed Tomography 11

Computed Tomography: A Niche Position Among Diagnostic Imaging

Techniques 12

Clinical Applications 12

Computed Tomography of the Head and Spine 12

Computed Tomography Scanning of the Brain 12

Orbits 13

Facial Bones and Paranasal Sinuses. 13

Spine 13

Computed Tomography of the Trunk and Extremities 13

Chest 13

Abdomen 14

Extremities 14

Table 3: World Market for CT Scanners (2007) -Percentage

Breakdown of Usage by End-Use Application for Spine, Pelvis

& Abdomen, Cerebrum, Mediastinum, Lungs, and Others

(Includes Corresponding Graph/Chart) 14

Other Applications 14

CT in Paleoanthropology 14

CT to Diagnose Cancer 15

CT Scanners: A Historical Perspective 15

Five Generations of CT Scanners 15

First Generation CT Scanners: Based on X-Ray Tube 15

Second Generation CT Scanners: Fan Beam Replaces X-Ray Tube 15

Third Generation CT Scanners Eliminate Translational Motion 16

Fourth Generation CT Scanners: Rotate-Fixed Scanners 16

Fifth Generation: Scanning Electron Beam 16

Types of CT Scanners 17

Characteristics of CT Scanners 17

Components of a CT System 18

Image Manipulation 18

Image Quality 18

Advantages of CT Scanners 18


Whole Body CT Scanning and Issues 19

Effect of Radiation on Children 19

CT Scanning and FDA 20



X-Ray 21

Operating Principle for X-Rays 21

Ultrasound 21

Radiotherapy 22

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 23

Nuclear Medicine 23

Gamma Camera 23

PET and SPECT 24

Medical Imaging Equipment - Comparison of Modalities in the

United States 25


Endra Life Sciences Introduces Nexus 128 Photoacoustic Imaging

System for Animals 26

European Scanning Centre Unveils Aquilion ONE CT 640 Slice

Scanner 26

Overlook Hospital Installs the Powerful Aquilion ONE 320-Slice

CT Scanner 26

GE Healthcare Installs First High-definition CT Scanner in Russia 27

Neusoft Launches NeuViz 16 Multi-Slice CT Scanner 27

Metris Introduces New High-Power CT/X-ray System 27

SCANCO Medical Introduces Novel microCT Systems 28

Siemens to Introduce SOMATOM Definition Flash in Middles East

Markets 28

GE Healthcare Debuts Pioneering HD CT Scanner 28

Toshiba Launches Two Multi-Detector CT Systems 28

GE Healthcare Launches New GE eXplore CT 120 Research Scanner 29

GE Introduces Volume CT XT 29

GE Healthcare Rolls out Discovery PET/CT 600 29

IMTEC Launches SPRITE 30

Philips Introduces New CT Scanner, Philips Brilliance 256 30

Toshiba Releases vHP and SURECardio(tm) 30

Toshiba Unveils Aquilion ONE(tm) 31

Siemens Introduces syngo WebSpace Enhancements 31

NPIL Laboratories and Diagnostics Launches PET & CT Scanner in

Asia 32



Philips Unveils Brilliance iCT 33

Toshiba Introduces Novel Computed Tomography System 33

TOSHIBA Launches Activion 16 Multislice CT System in Japan 33

iM3D SpA Introduces New CAD System for CT Colonoscopy 33

GE to Introduce HDCT Scanners 34

Kodak Introduces ILUMA Ultra Cone-Beam CT Scanner 34

Hitachi Launches New Scanners 34

Siemens Medical Solutions Launches SOMATOM Definition AS CT

Scanner 34

Barco Releases High-End 3D Reconstruction System 34

Philips Launches Two New CT Scanners 34

AFP Introduces NewTom(tm) VG Cone Beam CT Scanner 35

AngioDynamics Introduces Smart Port CT 35

NeuroLogica Unveils CereTom OTOscan CT Scanner 35

NeuroLogica and pro med instruments Launch DORO CereTom 35

GE Healthcare Unveils CT Perfusion 4 Neuro 36

GE Healthcare Introduces New Tool for ImageVisualization 36

TeraRecon Unveils New Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner 36

GE Introduces New Volume CT Scanner 36

Philips Unveils Revolutionary PET/CT System with Particle Time

Tracking 37

Siemens Medical Launches New Dual Source CT System 37

GE Healthcare Introduces New Fusion PET/CT Scanner 37

Medical University of South Carolina Introduces Dual Source

Heart CT Scanner 37

Toshiba Introduces 64-Slice High-Speed CT Scanner 38

GE Launches Brightspeed Scanner 38

GE Healthcare Unveils CardIQ Fusion 38

GE Introduces VCT 38

Philips Launches Innovative Imaging Technologies 38

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