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For more information: www.imvinfo.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 December 26, 2013 — A report released by IMV Medical Information Division found that providers of nuclear medicine (NM) services are consolidating as procedure volume dropped in the subspecialty from 2008 to 2012. In the report, IMV also provided market scenarios for nuclear medicine camera purchases from 2013 through 2017. Vendors covered in this report include Cardinal Health, Digirad, GE, Philips, Siemens, Spectrum Dynamics and Triad. X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Additional highlights include:A larger 80 percent proportion of the NM studies conducted in nonhospital locations are cardiovascular studies, compared with 46 percent of those conducted in hospitals. Hospitals are more likely to be conducting other procedure types, including bone scans, liver/hepatobiliary, renal, respiratory, infection/abscess and tumor localization studies. An estimated 8 million myocardial ischemia perfusion studies were performed in 2012, of which 58 percent used pharmacological stress agents, either alone or with exercise. Just over 25 percent of sites indicated providing neurology applications, and this may grow to more than one-third by 2016. Respondents from physician office locations were asked if they were planning to pursue certain strategic actions over the next few years, including changing their practice ownership structure to include a joint venture with hospitals. Almost one-third of the respondents are either considering or planning such a change in their practice model. IMV’s 2013 Nuclear Medicine Market Outlook Report describes trends in nuclear medicine patient volume by study type, radiopharmaceutical and pharmacological stress agent utilization, SPECT versus SPECT/CT camera installed base and purchase plans, site operations characteristics and department managers’ opinions about the factors affecting the future outlook for nuclear medicine. 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Compared with the 16 million patient studies performed in 2008, total nuclear medicine patient studies have decreased about 9 percent, for an average annual decline of 2.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2012. 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News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. According to the report, while the nuclear medicine market is currently slowing down with the decline in patient studies and a reduction in the number of sites performing NM studies, there is a relatively large installed base of aging equipment. Of the sites that are planning to purchase NM cameras, almost 90 percent of the planned purchases will be for replacement units.