April 21, 2011 14:17 ET

European Medical Imaging Markets Forecasted to Exceed $5.6 Billion by 2017

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - cites in its newly published "European Medical Imaging Markets" report that European medical imaging markets are forecasted to exceed $5.6 billion by 2017. For more information, visit:

European medical imaging can be categorized into five major modalities: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and ultrasound. Ultrasound, the largest sub-segment, amounted to $1.4 billion of the $4.1 billion spent on marketing, manufacturing and developing European medical imaging equipment and supplies in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Benelux countries, Scandinavia and the rest of Europe in 2010. Germany's medical imaging market is the largest of these countries and is predicted to increase to $1.3 billion by 2017.

The "European Medical Imaging Markets" report covers:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Systems
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Systems
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Systems
  • Ultrasound Systems
  • Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography - Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT)
  • Nuclear Medicine (NM) Imaging Systems
  • Purchasing Criteria
  • Hospital Structure
  • Product Pricing, Policies and Issues
  • Regulatory Environment, Issues and Challenges
  • Competitive Benchmarking by Product Segmentation
  • Technological Advances and Developments
  • Future Trends and Developments

The "European Medical Imaging Markets" report examines companies manufacturing medical imaging equipment and supplies for the European market. Companies covered include: Aloka, Analogic, B-K Medical, Esaote, FONAR, GE Healthcare, Hitachi Medical Systems, IMRIS, Medinus, Medison, Philips, Shimadzu, Siemens, SonoSite, Toshiba Medical Systems and ZONARE Medical Systems.

Detailed charts with sales forecasts and marketshare data are included. For more information, visit:

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