As MRIs become a standard in diagnostic healthcare, the manufacturers of MRI equipment are finding that innovation, higher tesla strength, creating new applications for current equipment, and creating MRI systems that fit into the trend toward maximizing diagnostic equipment usage are the keys to expanded sales. The introduction of MRI technology to previously underserved populations outside of the U.S.,
According to a new technical market research report, Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Technologies and Global Markets from
Innovation is occurring in both design of units and creation of new applications. The emergence of 3 tesla (T) units in clinical settings has provided the power to visualize anatomical structures with enhanced clarity and precision. Specialized coils and magnets have evolved to aid in finer image quality. These innovations have led to new clinical applications in neurology, cardiology, spinal, extremity, and breast areas.
In addition, reimbursement practices by both governmental and private insurers have driven MRI users to analyze their usage patterns and increase the use of MRI equipment to meet both customer demand and cost constraints. This increased utilization will provide manufacturers with expanded opportunities for providing newer equipment and enhanced after-sale assistance.
As per the report, the forces hindering the MRI market include: the use of other diagnostic technologies (e.g., X-ray, ultrasound, CT, PET) that might be more cost effective; exploding health-care costs and government and payer efforts to restrain spending; physician reluctance to recommend MRI tests, particularly more expensive 3T tests; and lack of qualified personnel to conduct and analyze tests.
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The MRI market encapsulates current and potential products, related technologies, components and component suppliers, end markets, governmental and regulatory agencies, major companies competing in this market, relative market shares, and the impact of the worldwide market status.
This study of the competitive and evolving MRI industry will be beneficial to diagnostic industry participants holding marketing, management, and technical development positions. It will also benefit readers who are suppliers to this industry. Additionally, investors, venture capitalists, insurance companies, and those interested in various aspects of the MRI industry will find this report valuable.
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