Nuclear Medicine - Global Strategic Business Report 2012-2018

Nuclear Medicine - Global Strategic Business Report 2012-2018

Dublin, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q4697h/nuclear_medicine) has
announced the addition of the "Nuclear Medicine - Global Strategic Business
Report" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Nuclear Medicine in US$ Million
by the following Product Segments: Gamma Cameras, and PET Scanners. The report
provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided
for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also
provided for these markets.

The report profiles 43 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  oDigirad Corporation
  oGE Healthcare Plc
  oPhillips Healthcare, Inc.
  oPositron Corporation
  oSiemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
  oToshiba Medical Systems Corporation
  oToshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

  *Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
  *Disclaimers I-2
  *Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
  *Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
  *Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
  *Gamma Cameras I-3
  *PET Scanners I-4

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK II-1

  *Market Snapshots II-1
  *Nuclear Medicine - An Introduction II-1
  *Market Witnesses Turbulent Times in Recent Past II-2
  *Isotope Supply Shock - A Major Factor for Market Decline II-2
  *Market Rebounds Brighter Prospects Ahead II-2
  *Growth Drivers in a Nutshell II-3
  *Current and Future Analysis II-3
  *Emerging Markets to Drive Growth US Still in Spotlight II-4
  *Susceptibility to Cardiac Disease, Brain Disorders and Cancers Influence
    Procedure Volumes II-4
  *Minimal Impact of Recession on the Medical Contrast Media Market II-4

2. TRENDS AND ISSUES II-5

  *Global Technetium Shortage Eased II-5
  *Market Shifts to Hybrid Imaging II-5
  *PET Eats its Way into Conventional Gamma Camera Market II-6
  *PET-MRI Emerging as a Promising Standard for Imaging Soft Tissue Contrast
    II-6
  *High Costs - A Major Threat for Market Growth II-6
  *Technology Innovations Promise Bright Prospects II-7
  *New Innovations in the Nuclear Medicine Device Market II-7
  *SPECT/CT Scanners Drive Nuclear Medicine Equipment Market in North America
    II-7
  *Global Nuclear Medicine Market - Historic Statistics II-8

3. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE II-9

  *Competition Overview in Nuclear Medicine Market II-9
  *Leading Players in the Worldwide Nuclear Medicine Market: A Completive
    Analysis II-11

4. GLOBAL MEDICAL IMAGING MARKET - AN OVERVIEW II-12

  *Medical Imaging Changing the Landscape of Clinical Diagnosis II-12
  *Image-Guided Interventions - Driving Growth in Nuclear Medicine Arena
    II-12
  *Understanding the Concept II-12
  *Tremendous Market Potential II-12
  *Clinical Application Areas II-12
  *Diagnostic Imaging Witnesses Dramatic Growth II-13
  *Comparison of Modalities, by Various Imaging Systems II-15
  *Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers Fine Tune Technologies II-16
  *Future Growth Prospects for Medical Imaging Equipment Market II-16
  *Multiple Factors Support Global MRI Equipment Market Growth II-16
  *Reimbursement Remains the Core Issue II-17

5. NUCLEAR MEDICINE - AN INSIGHT II-18

  *Distinct from General Radiology II-18
  *History II-18
  *Major Developments II-19
  *Nuclear Medicine Scans II-19
  *Bone Scan II-20
  *Brain Scan II-20
  *Gallbladder Scan II-20
  *Kidney Scan II-21
  *Liver Scan II-21
  *Lung Scan II-21
  *Thyroid Scan II-21
  *Scrotal Scan II-21
  *Applications II-22
  *Cardiac Applications II-22
  *Neurologic Applications II-22
  *Oncologic Applications II-22
  *Orthopedic Applications II-22
  *Pulmonary Applications II-23
  *Renal Applications II-23
  *Other Applications II-23
  *Estimated Time Allocations for Nuclear Medicine Procedures II-24
  *Radioisotopes: Essential for Nuclear Medicine Procedure II-24
  *Radioisotopes Used in Medicine II-25
  *Clinical Applications of Select Isotopes II-26
  *Radionuclides in Nuclear Medicine Procedures II-27
  *Positron-Emitting Radionuclides in PET Procedures II-28

6. NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGING EQUIPMENT II-29

  *Gamma Cameras II-29
  *Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanners II-29
  *Factors Influencing Growth of PET Scanners II-30
  *PET & Other Imaging Modalities II-30
  *Brain Imaging II-32
  *Alzheimer's Disease II-32
  *Brain Trauma II-32
  *Epilepsy II-32
  *Heart Imaging II-32
  *Mobile PET II-33
  *Parkinson's Disease II-33
  *PET & Cancer II-33
  *PET-CT: An Advancement in Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment II-33

7. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT II-34

  *Researchers Develop Portable PET Scanner, SynchroPET II-34
  *Philips and University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf Develop MRI/PET
    Imaging Tool II-34
  *Indian Scientists Develop Low-Cost Nuclear Medicine Kit II-34

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-35

  *Siemens Healthcare to Unveil Biograph mCT 20 Excel, a PET CT Imager II-35
  *MEDX Launches T-Questâ„¢ Gamma Camera II-35
  *Philips Electronics Introduces GEMINI LXL - A PET/CT Scanner II-35
  *GE Healthcare Unveils PETtrace 880 - A High Capacity Cyclotron II-36
  *Royal Philips Launches BrightView X - A Mid-level SPECT Camera II-36
  *Philips Unveils GEMINI TF PET/CT for Oncology Applications II-36
  *Siemens Introduces c.cam SPECT System II-36
  *Positron Introduces PosiRx Solution II-37
  *Naviscan Unveils High-resolution PET Scanner with PEM Biopsy Capability
    II-37
  *Integrated Modular Systems Releases New Version of imsiPACS Server II-37

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-38

  *BC Technical Acquires Xpert II-38
  *GE Healthcare Acquires Orbotech Medical Solutions II-38
  *Comecer Acquires Veenstra Instruments II-38
  *Positron Secures Group Purchasing Agreement from Amerinet II-39
  *GE Healthcare Collaborates with NXT2B II-39
  *Zecotek Inks Development Deal with NuCare II-39
  *Siemens Healthcare receives FDA Clearance for Biograph mCT PET CT Scanner
    II-40
  *GE Healthcare Receives US FDA Clearance for Brivo NM615 Gamma Camera II-40
  *Digirad Inks Deal with Dilon Diagnostics II-40
  *Positron Obtains Approval for Marketing Attrius PET scanners in Canada
    II-41
  *Royal Philips Electronics Receives US FDA 510(k) Clearance for Ingenuity
    TF PET/MR II-41

10. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-42

  *Hybridyne Obtains FDA Clearance for ProxiScanTM Gamma Camera II-42
  *Digirad Bags FDA Clearance for Portable Imaging System II-42
  *Digirad Inks Asset Purchase Agreement with MD Office Solutions II-42
  *Positron Inks Agency Agreement with TIS II-43
  *Dilon Diagnostics Inks Agreement with Philips Healthcare II-43

11. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-44

  *Digirad Corporation (USA) II-44
  *GE Healthcare Plc (The United Kingdom) II-44
  *Phillips Healthcare, Inc. (USA) II-44
  *Positron Corporation (USA) II-44
  *Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. (USA) II-45
  *Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Japan) II-45
  *Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (USA) II-45

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-46

III. Market

1. THE UNITED STATES

2. CANADA

3. JAPAN

4. EUROPE

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

6. REST OF WORLD



IV. Competitive Landscape

Total Companies Profiled: 43 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (54)

  oThe United States (34)
  oCanada (1)
  oJapan (5)
  oEurope (8)
  o- Germany (3)
  o- The United Kingdom (1)
  o- Italy (2)
  o- Rest of Europe (2)
  oAsia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (5)
  oMiddle East (1)

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