Computed tomography devices use X-ray sources to image the body. Unlike X-ray machines, CT systems uses a highly sensitive x-ray beam focused on specific parts of the body and a detector picks up the beam as it passes through the body. The CT scan is an X-ray slice of the body and does not use film or other contrast agents to image but instead uses sensitive detectors that send their signal to a computer as the x-ray transmitter spins around the body to scan a slice of an individual’s body. Computed Tomography has undergone several generations of changes in terms of technology since its inception. Based on the number of ?Slices? or images of different sections of the body, these devices can be categorized into low-Slice (4, 8 and 16 slice), medium slice (32, 64, 128 slice) and high slice (256 and above) systems. The global market for computed tomography systems was valued at US$ 4,839.0 million in 2014 and expected to grow to US$ 6,588.5 million by 2019 at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2015 to 2019. Estimates market value and volume with 2013 & 2014 as historical years and forecast from 2015-2019.
- Advances in CT technology systems offering better diagnosis and reduced radiation are expected to drive its growth in the coming years.
- Increasing geriatric population. Aged people require regular monitoring of health through various diagnostic tests including computed tomography tests.
- Increasing demand for high end multi-slice systems and portable systems to drive growth.
- Decreasing usage of radiation based imaging.
Types of CT Device Configuration Covered In This Report:
- Portable Systems
Imaging Technology Covered In This Report:
- Low slice CT systems (4, 8 and 16 slice)
- Mid-slice CT systems (32, 64, 128 slice)
- High-slice or super-premium CT systems (over 128 slices)
Key Players Covered In This Report:
- BrainLab AG
- GE Healthcare
- Hitachi Medical
- Philips Healthcare