4 key trends in medical imaging technology

Peer60 has released a new report on trends in medical imaging technology. Here are four key trends to follow in this field.

1. Medical imaging technology is a rapidly changing field, and healthcare organizations have multiple options for new acquisitions. Here are the technologies customers plan to purchase in 2015:

•    Radiation dose monitoring: 49 percent
•    Speech recognition: 28 percent
•    Image sharing: 18 percent
•    VNA: 16 percent
•    PACS: 15 percent
•    Enterprise imaging platform: 7 percent
•    Other modalities: 5 percent
•    Advanced visualization: 3 percent
•    Digital X-ray: 2 percent

2. There are several technologies in imaging modalities and imaging IT that customers are excited about.

Exciting new imaging modality technology

•    Breast tomosynthesis: 54.6 percent
•    Portable DR: 21.6 percent
•    PET/MR: 11.3 percent
•    Dose reduction CT: 9.3 percent
•    EOS: 3.1 percent

Exciting new imaging IT technology

•    Cloud-based image sharing: 26 percent
•    VNA: 23 percent
•    Advances in dose management: 16 percent
•    Clinical decision support: 11 percent
•    Universal viewers: 9 percent
•    Analytics: 7 percent
•    CAD: 5 percent

3. Top imaging IT vendors include:

•    Nuance: 14.4 percent
•    AGFA: 12.7 percent
•    Fujifilm: 10.2 percent
•    McKesson: 9.3 percent
•    Siemens: 8.9 percent
•    Visage: 7.2 percent
•    Merge (IBM): 6.1 percent
•    Carestream: 5.1 percent
•    GE: 4.6 percent
•    Perceptive: 4.2 percent
•    M*Modal: 3.6 percent
•    Vital Images: 1.5 percent
•    None/unsatisfied with all: 1.7 percent

4. The top reasons for preferring one vendor over another include:

•    Solution functionality: 23.7 percent
•    Solution quality: 20.3 percent
•    Customer support/service: 19.6 percent
•    Integration with other systems: 13.4 percent
•    Professional services: 9.7 percent
•    Account management/sales: 6.1 percent
•    Total ownership cost: 5.8 percent
•    Other: 1.3 percent

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