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Global Digital Radiography Industry



NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Digital Radiography Industry report analyzes the worldwide markets for Digital Radiography in US$ Million and Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 70 companies including many key and niche players such as Air Techniques, Inc., Analogic Corporation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Carestream Health, Inc., GE Healthcare Limited, Hologic Inc., Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd., IMIX Holding AB, Mindray Medical International Ltd., Philips Healthcare, Sectra, Siemens Healthcare, Suni Medical Imaging, Inc., Swissray International, Inc, Shimadzu Corporation, Trixell S.A.S., Varian Medical Systems, Inc., and Infimed, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & RODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1Digital Radiography Changing the Dynamics of Medical Imaging II-1Where Does DR Stand in a Changing Medical Imaging Landscape? II-1Why DR? II-2How DR Outperforms CR II-3Note on Technology Uptake II-4Lessons Learnt Along the Way II-4What's the Ground Reality Today? II-5How Far Has Radiology Come In the Current Digital Age? II-5How Far Will CR & DR Go Hand-in-Hand II-6How Long before DR Becomes Mainstream As CR? II-7Complications in System Integration Comes As a Major RealityShock II-7So Why Go Digital? II-8In Conclusion, What Are the Market Prospects for DR? II-8Outlook II-9Enabling Technologies of DR Detectors II-9Large Area TFT II-10Conclusions II-10The Next Future Wave of Digital Radiography II-10How Is the Technology Different From Charged-Coupled Devices? II-11What the Industry Offers & Where to Look for Good Deals II-11

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-13Impact of Economy Slowdown II-13Short Market Sizzlers II-14Dental Practices Increasingly Adopt Digital Radiography II-14Component Manufacturers Eye Low Cost DR Retrofit Market in Europe and Asia II-14Innovations & Price Erosions Keep DR Market Aflame II-15Continuous R&D Efforts Keep the Market Pulsating II-15Competitive Scenario: A Review II-15The Importance of PACS in Driving DR Deployment II-16What's the Real World Hitch? II-17DR Procedural Volumes On the Rise II-17Key Statistics: II-18Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forDigital Radiography Procedures by Geographic Region/Country:US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual ProceduralVolumes in Millions for the Years 2009 through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18Table 2: World 7-Year Perspective for Digital RadiographyProcedures by Geographic Region/ Country - PercentageBreakdown of Procedural Volumes for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), and Rest of World Marketsfor Years 2010, 2012, and 2015 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-19Table 3: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis forDigital Radiography Procedures Radiography by ProcedureType: Digital Chest Radiography, Digital Abdomen/PelvisRadiography, Digital Radiography of Extremities, DigitalSpine & Skull Radiographs and Others Independently Analyzedwith Annual Procedural Volumes in Millions for the Years2009 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20Table 4: US 7-Year Perspective for Digital RadiographyProcedures by Procedure Type - Percentage Breakdown ofProcedural Volumes for Digital Chest Radiography, DigitalAbdomen/ Pelvis Radiography, Digital Radiography ofExtremities, Digital Spine & Skull Radiographs and Othersfor Years 2010, 2012, and 2015 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-21Installations Worldwide II-21

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-22A Primer II-22Limitations of Traditional/ Analog Detectors II-22Modern Tools for Superior Image Capture II-22Image Intensifier -TV (II-TV) Camera Systems II-22Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Technology II-23Digital Detectors II-23Flat Panel Detectors II-23Amorphous Selenium Detector Technology (Direct ConversionDetectors) II-24Amorphous Silicon Detector Technology (Indirect ConversionDetectors) II-24CCD (Charge-Coupled Devices) II-24Storage Phosphor Detectors II-25Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) II-25Digital Radiography (DR): A Technical Exposition II-25Functioning of a Typical DR System II-26Advantages of DR Systems II-26Disadvantages of DR Systems II-26Evaluation of DR Systems II-27Detector Element and Matrix Size II-27Spatial Resolution II-27Image Quality II-28A Comparison Between Screen-Film Detectors & Digital Detectors II-28How Does DR Compare With CR? II-28Computed Radiography Vis-à-Vis Digital Radiography: A Comparison II-29CR Vis-à-Vis Conventional Film II-29Advantages II-29Disadvantages II-29Radiography: A Primer II-30Imaging Modalities Used in Radiography II-30Fluoroscopy II-30Computed Tomography II-30Ultrasound II-31Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) II-31DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) II-31Nuclear Medicine II-31DR in Veterinary II-31

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