DALLAS, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Dec. 24, 2013) - According to report "Breast Imaging Technologies Market (Digital Mammography, 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Molecular Breast Imaging, Optical Imaging, PET/CT/PEM Modalities) - Technology and Market Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2017" by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Breast Imaging Technologies Market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue.
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Mammography is the touchstone technology and is widely accepted for breast cancer screening followed by breast MRI. Digital mammography comprises more than 45 percent of the entire Breast Imaging Technologies Market. However, owing to its poor sensitivity, high false positives, alternative technologies such as MRI, 3D breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound and nuclear imaging are attaining significance for the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Another modality rising to the forefront is CBCT and whole breast ultrasound. Molecular Breast Imaging is another modality emerging as a possible supplemental screening tool for women with dense breasts. Another emerging technology which recently made its entry into market is the photo acoustic optical imaging technology is able to penetrate deeply into the breast, uses no radiation, and so is completely non-invasive. A major advantage of optical imaging and cone beam CT is patient comfort, because the breast is not compressed.
Breast Imaging Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 15.37% from the year 2012 reaching approximately $5 billion by 2017. America is the major market for Breast Imaging equipments followed by Europe and they have been driving the market significantly owing to rising number of breast cancer cases across the developed economies. Other than the mature markets, emerging economies such as Asia-pacific and Middle-East are the future drivers of breast imaging market.
The key players profiled in the report are Hologic Inc., Aurora Imaging Technology, Imaging Diagnostic Systems Inc., Naviscan PET Systems Inc., GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Koning Corporation, Philips Research, U-Systems Inc., Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., Dune Medical Technologies, Dilon Diagnostics, Planmeca GmbH, Gamma Medica Inc and AGFA Healthcare.
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