Positive diagnosis: Healthcare reform and a growing elderly population will boost revenue

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Greater access to insurance and the aging population are expected to boost demand
  • While demand has grown, imaging centers have struggled to keep up with competition
  • The number of people with private health insurance will increase, boosting demand for industry services

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    IBISWorld expects the market for analytic and diagnostic services to return to growth in the five years to 2022. Scientific advances will yield new and improved service capabilities and the aging US population will increasingly require more and better diagnostic imaging services. Additionally, growing access to healthcare insurance for US citizens will continue to boost demand by making industry services more affordable for patients. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement cuts may limit profit growth, but an industry-wide trend toward consolidation will likely help operators reduce costs and maintain bargaining power with health insurance providers...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Diagnostic imaging services are noninvasive procedures that generate images of the internal anatomy and convert them to film or digital media. Diagnostic imaging systems facilitate the early diagnosis of diseases and disorders, often minimizing the cost and amount of care required; imaging enables physicians to diagnose a variety of diseases and injuries without exploratory surgery or other invasive procedures, which are usually more expensive, carry more risk and are more debilitating for patients.

    Much of the focus in US healthcare has shifted from curative care to detection, prevention and personalized care. More physicians, consumers and payers recognize the value of diagnostic imaging as a means to reduce the overall cost of healthcare. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having a good reputation
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid and Number of people with private health insurance in the Diagnostic Imaging Centers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry?

    This industry includes outpatient freestanding facilities that use machines and techniques to create images of the inside of a patient’s body. The technology depends on symptoms and the part of the body being examined. Operators use various types of diagnostic imaging, including X-rays, CT scans, nuclear medicine scans, MRI scans and ultrasounds. Imaging facilities within a larger hospital are excluded, but mobile laboratories are included.

    Industry Products
    Computed tomography (CT) scanning
    Radiographic imaging (including x-rays)
    Magnetic resonance imaging scans
    Ultrasound imaging
    All other diagnostic imaging
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Providing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    Providing computed tomography (CT) scans
    Providing nuclear medical imaging, including positron emission tomography (PET) scans
    Providing ultrasounds
    Providing X-rays

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Total health expenditure
  • Number of adults aged 50 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Growing demand
  • Cost-cutting, consolidation and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthcare reform
  • Consolidation and profitability
  • Table: Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Chiropractors
  • Emergency & Other Outpatient Care Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Specialty Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanning
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scans
  • All other diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Radiographic imaging (including x-rays)
  • Other services
  • Chart: Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Technological advancements
  • Aging population
  • Third-party reimbursement

  • Major Markets
  • Private insurance payments
  • Medicare and Medicaid payments
  • Other
  • Health practitioner payments
  • Hospital payments
  • Out-of-pocket payments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Diagnostic Imaging Centers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Diagnostic Imaging Centers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • People with private health insurance (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Ct Scan
  • The use of computers in addition to x-rays to show cross sections or slices of data and provide a more detailed picture compared with x-rays.
  • Genomics
  • The study of DNA, genes and chromosomes.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)
  • A type of nuclear emissions imaging that uses a large magnet to take detailed pictures of the inside of the body.
  • Radio-Pharmaceutical
  • Radioactive pharmaceuticals, which are used as tracers for imaging in nuclear medicine.
  • Sonography
  • A type of reflection imaging that uses sound waves to create images. Also called ultrasound imaging.
  • Telemedicine
  • An application of clinical medicine whereby medical information is transferred through interactive audiovisual media for the purpose of consulting and remote medical procedures or examinations.
  • X-Ray
  • The passing of an electromagnetic beam through the body to produce images on film.
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