Study: Enhanced PET-CT technology driving demand
The improved capabilities of fused positron emission tomography (PET-CT) technology is increasing demand within the diagnostic imaging market, according to new a U.S. PET and PET-CT Markets study released by Frost & Sullivan.
Stand-alone PET systems are now undergoing a drop in market activity as a result of the capabilities of the hybrid systems, which are effective in detecting cancers that are hard to localize, and are powerful tools for disease management and therapy planning, according to the analysis, Frost & Sullivan said.
Additional analysis showed that lower-cost stand-alone PET systems available within the used market is also hurting sales of new stand-alone PET systems, which is creating an environment of tough competition among companies.