In 2015, mid-field MRI systems represented the largest segment and will continue to experience steady growth. Low-field MRI systems are rapidly declining as these systems are becoming obsolete due to both their low image quality compared to mid-field and high-field systems and the accelerating growth in the refurbished market for mid-field systems. As closed-bore systems are much more popular elsewhere in the world than in the U.S., this will remain a niche market as wide-bore systems continue to stay dominant. While the market continues to experience mild growth, it will continue to lose market share to the aforementioned wide-bore systems as their popularity continues to grow and will remain more stable over time. The ASP will continue to fall due to competition from higher field systems.
The U.S. market for MRI systems includes low-, mid- and high-field MRI systems as well as wide-bore and closed-bore MRIs of any field strength. A low-field system is defined as any system below 1.5 T, mid-field is 1.5 T and high-field is 3.0 T. Wide-bore refers to any system that is 70 cm or greater and closed-bore refers 60 cm machines.
- 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.