Nowadays, breast cancer is the second cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. In general, about one out of eight women (about 12%) suffer from this disease during their life in the USA and European countries. If breast cancer is detected at an early stage, its survival rate will be very high. Several methods have been introduced to diagnose breast cancer with their clinical advantages and disadvantages.
Few of the Important Key Players of Breast Imaging Industry
Hologic, General Electric, Siemens Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips, FUJIFILM, CMR Naviscan, TOSHIBA, SonoCine, Dilon Technologies, Aurora Imaging Technology.
The breast imaging market is classified by type which comprises ionizing technologies and non-ionizing technologies. The ionizing technologies segment is further segmented into mammography, molecular, breast imaging, PET-CT and cone-beam CT. The non-ionizing technologies is further segmented into breast MRI, breast ultrasound, breast thermography and optical imaging. The market based on the end user is segmented as hospitals, diagnostic imaging centres and others.
Breast imaging technique is used to detect cancer cells in breasts of women. This imaging technology helps in e early detection of breast cancer in women. The breast imaging techniques provides screening, diagnostic, surgical, and support services to a woman with breast cancer. Mammography, breast ultrasound, MRI and image-guided breast biopsy are some of the most common techniques for breast imaging.
The increasing incidences of breast cancer in women, rising awareness about early detection of breast cancer and technological advancements in breast imaging modalities are the major factors that are fuelling the market for global breast imaging market. Introduction of advanced features with advanced technology and launch of novel devices in the market are anticipated to add novel opportunities for global breast imaging market in the forecast period.