Global Computed Tomography (CT) Scanners Industry

NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 — (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 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.


Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Single Slice CT Scanners I-3

Multi Slice CT Scanners I-3



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


Computed Tomography: An Introduction II-6

Single Slice CT Scanners II-6

Multi Slice CT Scanners II-6

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

Select Features II-7

Multi-Slice Scanners - An Overview II-7

320-Slice II-7

256-Slice II-7

128-Slice II-7

64-Slice II-8

16-Slice Scanning II-8

8-Slice Scanners II-8

Industrial Application of Computed Tomography II-8

Computed Tomography: A Niche Position Among Diagnostic Imaging

Techniques II-9

Clinical Applications II-9

Computed Tomography of the Head and Spine II-9

Computed Tomography Scanning of the Brain II-9

Orbits II-10

Facial Bones and Paranasal Sinuses. II-10

Spine II-10

Computed Tomography of the Trunk and Extremities II-10

Chest II-10

Abdomen II-11

Extremities II-11

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) II-11

Other Applications II-11

CT in Paleoanthropology II-11

CT to Diagnose Cancer II-12

CT Scanners: A Historical Perspective II-12

Five Generations of CT Scanners II-12

First Generation CT Scanners: Based on X-Ray Tube II-12

Second Generation CT Scanners: Fan Beam Replaces X-Ray Tube II-12

Third Generation CT Scanners Eliminate Translational Motion II-13

Fourth Generation CT Scanners: Rotate-Fixed Scanners II-13

Fifth Generation: Scanning Electron Beam II-13

Types of CT Scanners II-14

Characteristics of CT Scanners II-14

Components of a CT System II-15

Image Manipulation II-15

Image Quality II-15

Advantages of CT Scanners II-15


Whole Body CT Scanning and Issues II-16

Effect of Radiation on Children II-16

CT Scanning and FDA II-17



X-Ray II-18

Operating Principle for X-Rays II-18

Ultrasound II-18

Radiotherapy II-19

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) II-20

Nuclear Medicine II-20

Gamma Camera II-20


Medical Imaging Equipment - Comparison of Modalities in the

United States II-22


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


GE Healthcare Launches New GE eXplore CT 120 Research Scanner II-27

GE Introduces Volume CT XT II-27

GE Healthcare Rolls out Discovery PET/CT 600 II-27


Philips Introduces New CT Scanner, Philips Brilliance 256 II-28

Toshiba Releases vHP and SURECardio™ II-28

Toshiba Unveils Aquilion ONE™ II-29

Siemens Introduces syngo WebSpace Enhancements II-29

NPIL Laboratories and Diagnostics Launches PET & CT Scanner in

Asia II-29

Philips Unveils Brilliance iCT II-30

Toshiba Introduces Novel Computed Tomography System II-30

TOSHIBA Launches Activion 16 Multislice CT System in Japan II-30

iM3D SpA Introduces New CAD System for CT Colonoscopy II-30

GE to Introduce HDCT Scanners II-30

Kodak Introduces ILUMA Ultra Cone-Beam CT Scanner II-31

Hitachi Launches New Scanners II-31

Siemens Medical Solutions Launches SOMATOM Definition AS CT

Scanner II-31

Barco Releases High-End 3D Reconstruction System II-31

Philips Launches Two New CT Scanners II-31

AFP Introduces NewTom™ VG Cone Beam CT Scanner II-32

AngioDynamics Introduces Smart Port CT II-32

NeuroLogica Unveils CereTom OTOscan CT Scanner II-32

NeuroLogica and pro med instruments Launch DORO CereTom II-32

GE Healthcare Unveils CT Perfusion 4 Neuro II-33

GE Healthcare Introduces New Tool for ImageVisualization II-33

TeraRecon Unveils New Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner II-33

GE Introduces New Volume CT Scanner II-33

Philips Unveils Revolutionary PET/CT System with Particle Time

Tracking II-34

Siemens Medical Launches New Dual Source CT System II-34

GE Healthcare Introduces New Fusion PET/CT Scanner II-34

Medical University of South Carolina Introduces Dual Source

Heart CT Scanner II-34

Toshiba Introduces 64-Slice High-Speed CT Scanner II-35

GE Launches Brightspeed Scanner II-35

GE Healthcare Unveils CardIQ Fusion II-35

GE Introduces VCT II-35

Philips Launches Innovative Imaging Technologies II-35

Siemens Introduces Somatom Definition for Cardiac Imaging II-35

Siemens Launches Syngo Webspace II-36

Siemens Extends TruePoint Technology to PET•CT Systems II-36


Hopkins Procures Intraoperative CT Scanner for Aiding Brain

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