The global medical imaging industry continues to exhibit significant growth year on year, thanks to the progressive medical technologies around the world facilitating medical imaging innovation. Many leading medical imaging companies are also investing heavily in the development of innovative medical imaging solutions to fight against the world’s most prevalent diseases, injuries and disabilities.
According to the recent report from Markets and Markets, the global medical imaging market is expected to reach US$36.43 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 6.6% from 2016 to 2021. The market is likely to be further boosted by factors such as: increasing investments, funds, and grants from government and private organizations; growth in the number of medical imaging centers; rising prevalence of chronic diseases; increasing aging population and increasing preference for minimally invasive medical treatments.
The world’s top 10 medical imaging companies are currently dominating the global medical imaging equipment market with their advanced products such as X-ray imaging systems, computed tomography (CT) scanners, ultrasound imaging systems, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear imaging systems.
Fujifilm along with its subsidiaries and affiliates engages in the manufacturing and marketing of a wide range of medical imaging and information solutions. The company offers its medical imaging systems through its healthcare sub-segment. The healthcare sub-segment is driving the overall growth of the company through the launch of new products with proprietary image processing technology, thereby increasing sales, especially in emerging markets.
2. GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare is one of the world’s largest manufacturers for medical imaging systems, cardiac devices, and patient monitoring devices. It operates as a subsidiary of GE Electrical, a multinational conglomerate company. The company has expertise in software and IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, drug discovery, and performance improvement solutions.
3. Hitachi Medical
Hitachi Medical engages in the R&D, manufacturing, and marketing of a wide range of medical equipment, including medical imaging systems. It operates as a subsidiary of Hitachi. It manufactures and sells a wide range of medical imaging systems in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
4. Philips Healthcare
Philips Healthcare is one of the world’s leading medical device companies. It manufactures and markets a broad range of diagnostic imaging systems, healthcare IT solutions, and patient monitoring and cardiac devices. It operates as a subsidiary of Koninklijke Philips.
5. Siemens Healthcare
Siemens Healthcare, as a subsidiary of Siemens, is a global healthcare and medical technology company, which manufactures and provides clinical diagnostics and therapeutic systems. The company is organized into six business areas, namely, diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostics, advanced therapies, ultrasound, point of care diagnostics, and services.
6. Toshiba Medical Systems
Toshiba Medical Systems is a fully-owned subsidiary of Canon. The company develops, manufactures, sells, and services medical equipment. The company’s product portfolio includes diagnostic X-ray systems, medical X-ray CT systems, MRI systems, diagnostic ultrasound systems, radiation therapy systems, diagnostic nuclear medicine systems, medical sample testing equipment, and information systems for medical equipment.
7. Samsung Medison
Samsung Medison, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, is a global medical equipment company specialised in manufacturing and selling diagnostic ultrasound systems across various medical fields around the world. The company is known for integrating IT, image processing, semiconductor and communication technologies into ultrasound systems for better, more efficient, and more confident medical diagnosis.
Shimadzu is one of a world’s leading medical equipment manufacturers. It supplies advanced imaging systems for use in medical and dental diagnosis and treatment. The company’s most well-known medical diagnostic equipment includes conventional, interventional and digital X-ray systems.
9. AGFA HealthCare
AGFA HealthCare is a leading provider of medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions for hospitals and healthcare centers around the world. It is also one of the world’s leaders in the diagnostic imaging market, providing analog, digital and IT technologies to meet the needs of specialized clinicians worldwide.
10. Carestream Health
Carestream Health is one of the world’s leading medical imaging companies for diagnostic imaging and healthcare information technology systems. It’s primary medical equipment portfolio includes radiography systems, analog X-ray, ultrasound, cone beam CT, and healthcare IT solutions.