Global spending on medical imaging equipment exceeded $21 billion in 2010, according to “Medical Imaging Markets,” a report published by market research firm TriMark Publications.
According to the report, x-ray is the most used imaging procedure with about 108 million x-ray exams per year globally. MRI follows with 26 million examinations per year. PET, SPECT, CT and nuclear medicine rank third with a combined 30 million examinations per year. The report projects that the global medical imaging industry is primed to experience significant expansion throughout the decade.