Technological Breakthroughs and Key Developments in Radio Nucleotides to Open New Doors of Opportunity for Mobile Gamma Camera Manufacturers

Monday, September 24, 2018 News on IT in Healthcare
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Advancements in healthcare technology - particularly in the surgery category - have led to an increasing adoption of gamma cameras. Further, the numerous developments in radio nucleotides are anticipated to favor the adoption of solid state cameras and mobile gamma cameras. SPECT is currently the biggest application of gamma cameras given the low cost, large suite of radioisotopes, and expanded use cases. Having said this, PET is anticipated to witness fastest growth in terms of adoption, owing to the greater special resolution and sensitivity, brought about by the use of positron emitting radioisotope that provides more energy, contrast, and special resolution. These findings are presented in a new research study on the global mobile gamma cameras market by Future Market Insights (FMI).

According to FMI analysis, the high costs of PET as compared to SPECT are expected to be negated in the wake of development of high sensitivity and selective tracers. FMI predicts a growth rate of 4.8% for the mobile gamma cameras market during the 10 year period from 2018 to 2028. Revenue from the sales of mobile gamma cameras is estimated to reach US$ 75.2 Mn by 2028 end, up from US$ 47.2 Mn in 2018.

Shift Towards Dual Head Gamma Cameras and Premium Priced Hi-tech Products Trending the Mobile Gamma Cameras Market

Technology continues to remain a major enabler of revenue growth in the global mobile gamma cameras market. Being a high value-low volume market, technology plays a vital role in the mobile gamma cameras market, where the technologically advanced products are priced at a premium. The development of solid state sensors is slowly replacing the photomultiplier tube and this represents the biggest technological development in the mobile gamma cameras market followed by miniaturization.

A notable trend being observed in the mobile gamma cameras market is the adoption shift towards dual head gamma cameras. Single head mobile gamma cameras have certain inherent disadvantages such as slow speed and lower density count leading to inability to perform different types of tests. This has resulted in an elevated demand for multiple head cameras. Dual head cameras increase total counts per stop, resulting in relatively lesser scan time and better image quality leading to enhanced accuracy in diagnosis.

Further, the latest mobile gamma cameras come with newer and better functionalities. Owing to advances in electronic components and software, modern mobile gamma cameras include advanced reconstruction algorithms and periodic updates that help boost scan speeds and image correction parameters. Advanced gamma camera software also facilitates more personalized patient scans by tracking patient activity and performing appropriate scans.

All the insights included in this press release have been sourced from a recently released market intelligence outlook on the global mobile gamma cameras market by Future Market Insights.


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