Aarkstore - MediPoint: Nuclear Imaging - PET and SPECT Equipment - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts
This Market Research Report “MediPoint: Nuclear Imaging - PET and SPECT Equipment - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts” examines how new technologies can emerge in the face of economic pressures that may affect the demand for nuclear imaging, and how healthcare reforms are impacting nuclear medicine.
The advent of hybrid imaging has enabled PET/CT imaging to undergo explosive growth. However, this has been at the cost of an increased demand on struggling healthcare budgets
PET and SPECT imaging are well established techniques within nuclear imaging, and are the main focus of this report
PET imaging uses Positron Emitting radioactive tracers with a short half life, to image metabolically active organs
PET combined with CT allows precise anatomical imaging of the body, identifying diseased areas depending upon the tracer used
PET/CT is most often used for cancer diagnosis
PET/MRI is a new technique that was introduced to reduce patient exposure to radiation
PET only systems are now generally considered obsolete, due to the superior imaging quality of PET/CT
SPECT imaging uses Gamma Emitting radioactive tracers with a longer half life, to image molecular processes in the body
SPECT and SPECT/CT are most often used in cardiology studies
The SPECT and SPECT/CT market is a bigger market than the PET, PET/CT and PET/MRI, because the instruments have been in longer use, are cheaper, and have become the common technique for a wide range of indications
Physicians believe more and more SPECT procedures will be replaced by PET procedures
New developments in hybrid nuclear imaging promise to further increase the utility of hybrid nuclear imaging, while significantly improving patient...