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1.1 Presentation and definition of the medical imaging market

Medical imaging aims to provide an internal visual representation of the body that can be used by a health professional for medical purposes.

There are two main categories of imaging:

  • Structural imaging which provides information on the anatomy of organs by different methods
    • X-rays (scanner, radiography)
    • CT-scanner: reconstruction of X-ray images taken by a computer
    • Ultrasound (ultrasound)
    • Magnetic Resonance: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • Functional imaging which informs the health professional about organ function:
    • Nuclear technology (PET - position emission tomography, scintigraphy)
    • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
    • MEG (Magnetoencephalography)
    • EEG (Electroencephalography)

Invented in the late 19th century e century, medical imaging has benefited from the scientific advances to perfect themselves, until they become a a fully-fledged high-tech sector .

Some private companies dominant the market for the manufacture of such medical equipment (GE Healthcare for example), whereas customers may be small independent laboratories, such as large hospital complexes

The global market for the sale of medical imaging equipment is in growth and is worth several tens of billions of euros worldwide in 2017.

1.2 A favourable international environment

The growing global market for the manufacture and sale of medical imaging equipment The manufacture and sale of medical imaging equipment represented ** billion dollars in **** according to a study of IHS Markit. According to the same source, the market should reach **.* billion by **** or an average annual growth rate over the ...

1.3 The French market for the sale of medical imaging equipment and healthcare expenditure in figures

According to the the **** report of the Court of Auditors , the medical imaging market in France was estimated in **** at *** million euros in **** . In the same year, the sales of heavy imaging equipment (***) represented only *** million euros showing the importance of maintenance in this sector.
The data collected by the French ...


2.1 Significant expenditure by health care institutions and the French

The budget of public institutions for the purchase of imaging equipment - to equip or renew existing equipment - is important for manufacturers. This budget was €**.* billion in **** [***].
According to the Report **** of the Court of Auditors In the case of medical imaging instruments, they are generally held by for-profit companies ...


3.1 Business model and types of market opportunities for the sale of medical imaging equipment

A analysis of the strategy consulting firm Frost
Managed equipment services (***), which include in addition to the equipment sold a range of management, procurement and maintenance services. Multi-seller services (***), where service contracts are negotiated outside the equipment sales contract.
Among consumers of medical imaging equipment, there are several types of buyers ...

3.2 An industrial fabric of French SMEs

Manufacturers of medical imaging equipment
In France according to the figures communicated by the Court of Auditors, General Electric controls **% of the medical imaging equipment supply market . With the acquisition of Compagnie Générale de Radiologie by General Electric in ****, there is no longer a French giant on the market. ...


4.1 Diversity of medical imaging equipment

There are many different medical imaging modalities, each with its own way of operating.

Source: ****
Among the main equipment described in the table above, we find:
X-rays :
Magnetic field technologies :
Nuclear medicine technologies :
Ultrasound technologies :
The main technologies of light radiation :
A PACS (***) according to the client's needs
These products are ...

4.2 Fees for medical imaging equipment and an examination by a health professional

The SNITEM does not provide an average price for medical imaging equipment, particularly because the value of a machine varies greatly depending on equipment modifications and customer needs. On the other hand, the union offers a price range:

Source: ****
The Court of Auditors noted that the concentration of demand contributed to ...

4.3 Ever smarter equipment

The world of medical imaging is undergoing major changes with the development of artificial intelligence and the improvement of equipment technology
Multimodal imaging
Increasingly, the equipment used in medical imaging is complementary: the data collected during an examination can shed light on other imaging results This trend is driving imaging towards ...


5.1 Regulations for manufacturers and health professionals

Regulations for manufacturers
Data management standards
When manufacturing medical imaging equipment, manufacturers must also include computer data management solutions
This norm concerning them is DICOM . The aim is to facilitate image transfers between equipment from different manufacturers, which will also allows multimodality
The equipment and software manufacturers must obtain from ...

5.2 European regulations for 2020

At the European level, from new rules were voted in **** and will apply in **** for medical imaging equipment
In short, this new regulation:
Strengthens controls on high-risk devices via the setting up of a committee of experts to check the risks of a device before it is placed on the market. ...


6.1 Segmentation

  • GE Healthcare
  • Fujifilm
  • Philips
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Supersonic Imagine
  • Eos Imaging
  • Mauna Kea
  • NGI
  • CHU de Toulouse
  • CHU de Bordeaux
  • Clinique d’Arcachon
  • Polyclinique Montréal Elsan
  • Incepto Medical
  • AZmed

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