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Fixed C-Arms Revolutionize Operating Room Environments

Friday, February 22, 2008 General News J E 4
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WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 21 According to Millennium ResearchGroup's Global Markets for C-Arms 2008 report, the US market for fixed C-armsystems, comprising units used for cardiology, angiography, and neuroradiologyprocedures, was valued at over $1.4 billion in 2007 and will rise to over $1.8billion by 2012.

In the US, several hospitals have begun using fixed C-arms in operatingroom (OR) environments. This trend has emerged as a result of the physicianmovement towards collaborative surgeries, in which many specialists worktogether to perform complex procedures. The installation of a C-arm system inthe OR allows for the ideal imaging environment for this approach.

"A fixed C-arm offers the advanced imaging capabilities required to treatmany complex procedures," says Ryan Goren, Analyst at Millennium ResearchGroup. "These systems provide surgeons with the best imaging experiencepossible when performing complex interventional procedures, such asinterventional cardiology and interventional radiology."

The Global Markets for C-Arms report includes coverage of US, Europe(France, Germany, Italy, and the UK), and Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India,Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan). The report provides coverage of all keyindustry competitors, including GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, SiemensHealthcare, Toshiba Healthcare, and Shimadzu.

About C-Arms

Fixed C-arms are X-ray systems used in complex angiography, cardiology,and neuroradiology procedures. Single-plane systems consist of a single C-arm,while biplane systems comprise two C-arms mounted at a 90-degree angle inrelation to each other. Fixed C-arm systems are used to guide surgeonsperforming interventional procedures. Modern flat-panel detector systemsprovide surgeons with superior image quality when performing complex,time-sensitive procedures.

About Millennium Research Group

Millennium Research Group (www.MRG.net), a Decision Resources, Inc.company (www.DecisionResources.com), is the global authority on medicaltechnology market intelligence and a leading provider of strategic informationto the health care sector. Focused solely on the medical device,pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the company provides its clientswith the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through publishedreports and customized consulting services.All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders For more information, contact: Amy Krohn Millennium Research Group 416-364-7776 x101 akrohn@mrg.net

SOURCE Millennium Research Group
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