Imaging will continue to be relied on by physicians and healthcare facilities as a diagnostic tool, and advancements in imaging technology will drive the number of procedures that are performed. As the population ages, more imaging procedures will be required as elderly patients are more likely to be diagnosed with conditions that require imaging. Computed tomography (CT) imaging and ultrasound imaging will represent the fastest growing type of imaging procedures over the forecast period. Ultrasound systems are growing in preference due to their rising technology and clinical applications as well as their low level of invasiveness for patients. Despite growing concerns of radiation dosages to patients, CT and other radiation-based modalities continue to remain popular as new devices integrate low-dose technology.
The following report is a summary of the major procedural codes that were investigated and analyzed for consideration in the generation of procedural and market estimates and forecasts in this report. The number of procedures reported in this report is built from a bottom-up technique by investigating the number procedural claims at an outpatient and inpatient level. Procedural claims for a total of 568 CPT codes and 101 ICD-9-CM vol.3 codes were investigated and considered as part of this analysis.
- GE Healthcare
- Siemens Healthcare
- Philips Healthcare
- Toshiba Medical Systems
Others include: Accutome, Agfa Healthcare, Amrad Medical, Analogic, Arcoma-IMIX, Assured Imaging Mobile Mammography, BK Medical, Bracco, C.R. Bard, Canon, Carestream Health, CMR-Naviscan, Cuattro, Del Medical, Digirad, Dilon Technologies, Ellex/Innovative Imaging, Esaote, eZono, Fischer-Giotto, FONAR, Fujifilm, Gamma Medica Inc., Guerbet, Hitachi Medical Systems, iCRco, Imaging Dynamics Company, IMRIS, Konica Minolta, Lakeshore Technologies Inc., Lantheus Medical Imaging, Machnet B.V., Mallinckrodt, MILabs, Mindray, Neusoft Medical Systems, Paradigm, Planmed OY, Quantel Medical, Rayence, Samsung Medison, Shimadzu, SonoCiné, Sonogage, Sonomed Escalon, SonoSite, Spectrum Dynamics Medical, SuperSonic Imagine, SuperSonic Imagine, Swissray, Teleflex, Terason, Tomey, TXR, ViewRay, Zonare, etc.