Computed Tomography (CT) Market (2011 - 2016) - Competitive Landscape & Global Forecasts to 2016
The innovative cycle of CT is becoming very short as the new and latest technology is being introduced in the market with each being more efficient and faster. There is an increasing trend of high slice CT. The high slice CT scan is expected to improve the clinical utility significantly as the introduction of 256 slice scanner would be having detector width of 10 to 12 cm which would help in scanning an organ, including brain, heart, entire joints, and lungs and liver, in a single rotation. It is also expected to scan the heart with the single heartbeat. The total CT scan market scan was estimated at around $4.05 billion in the year 2010 and expected to grow around $5.25 billion by 2016 with an estimated CAGR of 4.48% from 2011 to 2016. The CT scan market can be segmented into Low end, Mid end, and High end market. Low end segment includes single and dual slice CT scanners, Mid end segment includes multi slice scanners such as 6, 10, 16, and 32 slice and the high end slice includes 40 slice, 64 slice, open versions, and cardiac CT.