Global Diagnostic Imaging Market to Hit $26.6 Billion by 2016

The global diagnostic imaging market is estimated to grow from $20.7 billion in 2010 to $26.6 billion by 2016, according to the market research firm MarketsandMarkets.

The overall compound annual growth rate of the diagnostic imaging markets is expected to be 4.2 percent from 2011 to 2016, though that rate jumps to 8 percent in emerging nations such asIndia and China, according to the report summary. Asia-Pacific is expected to pass Europe as the second largest market behind the U.S.

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Noninvasive Imaging May See Risky Coronary Plaque Early On

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland find that a noninvasive imaging technique using positron emission tomography (PET) and CT images with (18)F-sodium fluoride and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose may be able to detect coronary atherosclerotic plaques.

If the results of their continued research are confirmed, this technique has the potential to change the way coronary artery disease is treated.

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Advanced Radiology Technology Combined With Experience Aims To Provide Better Diagnostic Outcomes

In British Columbia, advanced diagnostic centers try to reduce distress by giving patients access to the most accurate, timely and least invasive procedures possible for diagnosing and treating diseases in nearly every organ system of the body.

There are two key elements with any diagnostic exam that determine the quality of result, the quality of the technology performing the scan and the experience of the radiologists who analyze the results.

A new partnership between Vancouver Imaging (VI) and Centric Health Corporation attempts to bring together the best of both worlds.

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