This research report titled ‘Global Portable Computerized Tomography (CT) Scanners Market 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This report also includes an up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
According to Srinivas Sashidhar, a lead analyst at Technavio for medical imaging research, “The global portable CT scanners market is experiencing a trend of technical advances, such as the development of multi-slice scanners, which will drive growth. It is estimated that the market will grow at a moderate rate driven by early diagnosis and deterrence of severe medical conditions.”
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The market research analysis categorizes the global portable CT scanners market into three major application segments. They are:
- Orthopedic Disorders
Portable CT scanners for neurology
Portable CT scanners are used in the diagnosis of neurological disorders, such as dementia and epilepsy. The rise in the prevalence of degenerative dementia and other conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the older adult population contributes to the demand for CT scans. According to the CDC, in 2015, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s was about 5.3 million.
“The adoption of portable CT scanners in neurology has led to the elimination of transportation of critically ill patients. The CT scanner is one of the most efficient tools for diagnosing head and brain injuries. In neurology, CT scanners play an important role in the diagnosis and evaluation of epileptic syndromes,” says Srinivas.
Some of the key vendors, such as Philips Healthcare, are involved in the manufacture and supply of hybrid imaging systems with integrated functions for CT, MRI, and PET scan. In 2016, the company introduced IntelliSpace Portal 9.0 featuring a suite of multi-modality functions and expanded neurological tools. This would be beneficial in the detection, diagnosis, and follow-up treatment of neurological disorders such as dementia, strokes, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Portable CT scanners for cardiology
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death. According to the CDC, in 2016, about 800,000 Americans get stroke every year. Portable CT scanners facilitate the early diagnosis of CVD and potentially reduce the need for invasive surgical procedures.
CT/PET scans are being increasingly used in conjunction with myocardial perfusion imaging to assess cardiac conditions. NeuroLogica is the key vendor involved in providing CT scanners for cardiology.
Portable CT scanners for orthopedic disorders
Hybrid medical imaging devices are used for the diagnosis of orthopedic disorders. Cat scanning is combined with SPECT for the detection of bone abnormalities, osteophyte formations, and facet joint arthritis. Portable CT scanners are used for intra-operative and post-operative procedures to detect bone abnormalities, or positioning of spinal implants during/after spinal fusion procedures.
SPECT and CT medical imaging are used for the management and evaluation of various conditions in orthopedic patients. For instance, compression fractures can be distinguished from severe degenerative diseases. Philips Healthcare and NeuroLogica have been working on the improvement of products owing to the rise in the incidence of orthopedic disorders.
The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s healthcare and life sciences market research analysts in this report are:
- Philips Healthcare
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