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United States MRI Market: 2015-2020 Analysis and Forecasts

  • ID: 3951219
  • Report
  • Region: Global, United States
  • 42 Pages
  • Amadee & Company, Inc
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The objective of this report is to examine the United States MRI market. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology as a procedure of choice for visualization of soft tissue. MRI, which started with the development of the key imaging principles in the 1970s, has rapidly become a major imaging tool, both in clinical diagnostics and medical research.

Continuous improvements in image quality brought about by technological advances in hardware, including magnets, coupled with novel imaging techniques and MR applications, have yielded an unprecedented noninvasive insight into the structures of soft tissues, functional responses and real-time dynamic images, and enabled radical changes in modern diagnostics and treatment.

The MRI industry has shaped its volume production offerings in response to the needs of the clinical diagnostics market. The highly competitive commercial environment has maintained an emphasis on cost-effective solutions; and key technologies have by now been developed and established by each manufacturer. Many novel ideas are being introduced through research concepts and prototypes, but each new technology or advanced concept has to clear the high threshold of acceptance of a cost-conscious commercial market.

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1. Introduction
- Report Objectives
- Methodology and Sources
- Statistical Notes

2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Market
- MRI Overview
- MRI Technology
- MRI Commercialized Superconductivity
- Magnet Strength Measure
- Types of MRI Magnets
-  Advantages/Disadvantages of Resistive-Magnet MRIs
- Advantages/Disadvantages of Permanent-Magnet MRIs
- Advantages/Disadvantages of Superconducting-Magnet MRIs
- MRI Uses Majority of Superconducting Materials
- Field Strength
- Advantages of Higher Field MRIs
- Challenges / Disadvantages / Limitations of Higher-Field MRIs
- Lower Field Scanners Fading Away
- 3 Tesla Scanners Now Predominant
- Changing Definition of High Field
- Magnet Shape and Orientation
- Design Issues
- Open Vs. Cylindrical Systems
- Magnet Design
- Compactness and Accessibility
- Uniformity and Persistence
- Stray Magnetic Field and Shielding
- Refrigeration
- NbTI vs. HTS Conductors
- Magnesium Diboride Magnets
- Global MRI Production: 2015-2020
- Upside Limits on MRI Production
- Global MRI Production by Type: 2015
- Superconducting Components Share of MRI Production
- Global MRI Installed Base
- U.S. MRI Installed Base by Type
- Cylindrical Vs. Open Installed Systems
- Bore Size in New Installations
- U.S. MRI Site Budgets for Systems
- MRI Procedures Done in the U.S. Annually
- U.S MRI Procedures Done Compared to Other Countries
- U.S. Sites Where MRI Procedures Are Performed
- U.S. MRI Procedures by Study
- MRI Procedures by Site
- MRI Scanners by Site
- MRI Producer Market Shares
- MRI Site Purchase Plans by System Type
- MRI Site Purchase Plans by Producer
- MRI System Global Producers
- Superconducting MRI Magnet Producers
- Japan MRI Market
- China MRI Market
- Russia MRI Market

Tables:
1. Typical Parameters of Cylindrical MRI Magnets
2. Requirements for MRI Magnets
3. Global MRI Production Volume (Units), Value ($ Million), Average Selling Price ($/Unit): 2015-2020
4. Global MRI Production Volume by Type (Units), Value ($ Million), Average Selling Price ($/Unit): 2015
5. Superconducting Components Share of 1.5 T and 3+ T MRI Production ($ Million): 2015
6. U.S. MRI Scanner Installed Base by Type: 2013-2020
7. MRI System Producers: 2015

Figures:
1. Cross-Section of a Traditional Cylindrical MRI Scanner and Its Components (Multi-coil Design)
2. Patient Comfort and Compactness
3. Typical Coil Configuration of A Cylindrical Actively Shielded MRI Magnet
4. Progress in MRI Refrigeration Technology
5. MRI Exams Performed Per Thousand Population by U.S. Vs. OECD Various Countries: 2014

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