What European healthcare providers are investing in imaging IT

The imaging IT market continues to grow worldwide. Our research found that 46% of providers plan to make purchases in the next 12 months.

Markets and Markets predicted that the global VNA market will reach $335.4 million by 20181.

The dose monitoring market is also expected to grow as the EU has required that its member states adopt measures to include detailed information about radiation dose in every radiology report2. This report identifies some of the early adopters of this technology. Frost and Sullivan estimated that the Advanced Visualisation solutions market in Western Europe earned revenues of $435.1 million in 2013 and estimates that it will reach $557.5 million in 20203.

This report contains data from 272 healthcare providers from seven countries in northern Europe who revealed their purchase plans for PACS, VNA, Speech Recognition, Advanced Visualisation/3D, VNA, Dose Monitoring, and Digital Pathology.

Quick Facts:

- Speech Recognition Is Priority #1
Speech recognition is at the top of the list of the IT systems radiology departments plan to purchase. It appears first or second on the list in Germany, United Kingdom, France and Norway.

- PACS Comes In Second
PACS is the second most sought after purchase overall. PACS has the most energy in United Kingdom where it tops the list of planned purchases with 18% of facilities planning to purchase PACS.

- Digital Pathology Is Still In Its Infancy
Digital pathology is one of the newest technologies in medical imaging and is still trying to establish itself around the world and Europe is no exception. Overall, only a handful of providers are planning to purchase digital pathology.

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