Study: Digitization efforts in Europe cause display boom

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The medical imaging displays market in Europe is expected to hit $289.4 million in 2012, compared to revenues of $110.2 million in 2005, according to new market analysis by Frost & Sullivan. The main driver in this growth is digitization efforts, as data and image sharing across hospital departments and regions boosts efficiency. “As medical imaging evolves beyond the radiology department, a wider variety of end-users are demanding to view patient examinations,” said Martin Bryant, team leader, Frost & Sullivan. “To view these images, a greater number of medical displays need to be installed, contributing to market growth and leading to a significant increase in revenues.” Digitized hospitals connected via PACS also have enabled the use of images for referral, patient consultation, and surgical planning. More: www.frost.com