Breast Imaging Market Analysis, Size, Trends | Global | 2012-2018 | MedCore

Breast Imaging Market Analysis, Size, Trends | Global | 2012-2018 | MedCore


  • Year: 2012
  • Scope: 2008-2018
  • Region: Asia-Pacific, Europe, United States
  • Published Date: 05/02/2012
  • Pages: 97
  • Type: MedCore

Industry Trends

Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) is another modality that is becoming more popular in the breast imaging market as a supplement to mammography and ultrasounds. It has the high level of sensitivity similar to that of MRI, so it is good for imaging women with dense breasts, those at high risk and those with breast implants. It can help evaluate suspicious areas identified on a mammogram or suspicious areas felt by hand that cannot be seen on a mammogram.

Most national mammography screening programs in the U.S. target women aged 50 to 70, and the highest incidence of breast cancer is found in 65-year-old women. The demographic of women aged 50 to 75 is expected to grow considerably faster than the total population.

Because of the effects of national breast screening programs, as well as the conversion from analog mammography devices to digital, this segment is expected to remain one of the fastest-growing areas in the European women’s health device market. The European digital mammography market was negatively affected by the economic recession because of the high cost of the systems, but it recovered in 2010 and is expected to increase over
the remainder of the forecast period. There are still many analog or computed radiography systems in Europe, but many of these systems will be replaced with more expensive digital systems.

Report Regional Coverage

Throughout this research series, iData has covered several countries in great detail. Each country may be purchased as a stand-alone report, tailoring the data to your needs. The covered countries are:

  • United States
  • Europe (15 countries including: Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) Austria, Switzerland and Portugal)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, South Korea, Australia)

Highly Detailed Segmentation

  • Mammography Market
  • Ultrasound Market
  • Breast MRI Market
  • BSGI Market

Report Data Types Included

  • Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
  • 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
  • Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
  • Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
  • Product Portfolios
  • Related Press Releases from Top Competitors


Market Share Insights

The leading competitor in the U.S. market for mammography imaging was Hologic, with their overall dominance stemming from their leading positions in the analog and digital radiography segments. Their M-IV™ analog system was designed for superior image quality, efficiency and patient comfort. Their Selenia™ DR system could only take two-dimensional images in 2010, but could be configured for three-dimensional images if tomosynthesis is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Siemens Healthcare led the Europe breast imaging market, with the leading share in the digital radiography mammography segment, as well as the second leading share in the breast MRI coil segment. Their Novation® system is unique in that its large detector surface offers the flexibility of being able to scan nearly all breast sizes with a single exposure. Siemens Healthcare is a global competitor in the MRI scanner market, as well as the leader in the European breast coil market. Their MAGNETOM line of MR scanners is designed to integrate with their Breast Matrix Coil and other products to provide fast, high-quality images.

GE Healthcare was the second-leading competitor in both the U.S. and Europe market for the mammography imaging market. GE Healthcare was the second-leading competitor in both the analog and digital radiography mammography segments. They have been producing mammography systems for over 50 years and are focused on developing accurate, efficient and patient-friendly breast imaging products.

The full list of companies analyzed in this report can be seen below:

All Companies Analyzed in this Study

  • BK Medical
  • Carestream
  • Dilon Technologies
  • Fujifilm Medical Systems
  • Gamma Medica Inc.
  • GE Healthcare
  • Hitachi
  • Hologic
  • Konica
  • Machnet
  • Naviscan Inc.
  • Philips Medical Systems
  • Planmed.
  • Shimadzu
  • Siemens Healthcare Solutions
  • SonoCiné
  • Supersonic
  • Toshiba
  • U-Systems

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