US Market Report for Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2016 – MedCore
- Year: 2016
- Scope: 2012-2022
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 9/1/16
- Pages: 104
- Type: MedCore
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.
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.
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