Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market - Forecast(2023 - 2028)
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market size is estimated to reach $2.3 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The gamma camera or SPECT camera is a camera that is capable of detecting scintillations (flashes of light) generated when gamma rays, resulting from radioactive decay of single-photon emitting radioisotopes or radioactive isotopes, communicate with a sodium iodide crystal at the front of the camera. The gamma camera, also termed a scintillation camera or Anger camera, is an imaging device utilized to image gamma radiation–emitting radioisotopes. This technique is termed scintigraphy and is applied to the image and evaluates the distribution of gamma-emitting radionuclides medically brought in into the human body. The gamma camera includes a collimator, a crystal plane and an array of photomultiplier tubes associated with a computer system. The collimator is usually a single plate of lead or tungsten with numerous holes by way of it. This permits only photons traveling parallel to the collimator holes to arrive at the crystal, which is situated behind the collimator. Once photons arrive at the crystal, they are absorbed into the crystal and this absorbed energy is emitted as flashes of light, a process termed scintillation. "The brightness of light is proportional to the energy absorbed by the crystal." The light flashes are transformed into an electronic signal that is eventually processed to generate an image. Nuclear imaging generates images of the distributions of radionuclides in patients. Owing to charged particles from radioactivity in a patient being almost completely absorbed within the patient, nuclear imaging utilizes gamma-rays, characteristic x-rays (normally from radionuclides that decay by electron capture), or annihilation photons (from positron-emitting radionuclides) to form images. The first extensively successful nuclear medical imaging device, the rectilinear scanner, which dominated nuclear imaging from the early 1950s through the late 1960s, utilized a moving radiation detector to sample the photon fluence at a tiny region of the image plane at a time. Similar to nearly all applications that use scintillators for gamma detection, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) aspires for materials with high light output, brief decay time and superior stopping power that is also cheap, mechanically rugged and chemically inert. SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) imaging, as applied in nuclear cardiac stress testing, is carried out utilizing gamma cameras. Gamma and Scintillation Cameras and Accessories industry applications include the extensive utilization of gamma cameras in medical diagnostics owing to their capability to image organs and tissues in a much briefer period of time with improved accuracy in comparison with a conventional scanner.
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Report Coverage
The report: “Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Report - Forecast (2022-2027)" by Industry ARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments in the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market.
- Geographically, North America (Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market share) accounted for the highest revenue share in 2021 and it is poised to dominate the market over the period 2022-2027 owing to the expanding population of the elderly, increasing mortality attributed to cardiac arrests, carcinomas and neurological ailments and emerging awareness regarding progressive medical technologies including nuclear medical imaging providing backing for the growth of gamma cameras.
- Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market growth is being driven by the proliferating application of gamma cameras in nuclear medical imaging and nuclear cardiac stress testing and increasing demand for novel medication development. However, it is immensely hard and unreliable to palpate for thyroid pathology when a patient is “under” a gamma camera and this is one of the factors hampering the growth of the Gamma and Scintillation Cameras and Accessories Market.
- Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Detailed Analysis on the Strength, Weakness and Opportunities of the prominent players operating in the market will be provided in the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Report.
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market: Market Share (%) By Region, 2021
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Segment Analysis - By Application
The Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market based on application can be further segmented into Cardiac Imaging, Breast Imaging, Thyroid Scanning and Others. The Cardiac Imaging Segment held the largest Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market share in 2021. This growth is owing to the increase in cardiac-related ailments and mortality rates with greater disease severity across the world. According to World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 17.9 million people lost their lives from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in 2019, depicting 32% of all demises worldwide. In addition, Digirad Corporation has launched cardius 3XPO high definition, triple-headed solid-state detector, solely for cardiac imaging that is anticipated to expand the segmental growth. Moreover, the incidences of cardiac diseases are significantly high, which in turn increases the demand for gamma cameras. Nuclear medicine uses a special gamma camera and single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT) imaging techniques. Cardiac imaging indicates non-invasive imaging of the heart by applying ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or nuclear medicine (NM) imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or SPECT. The gamma camera records the energy emissions from the radiotracer in the body and transforms them into an image. The gamma camera itself does not emit any radiation, which is further propelling the growth of the Cardiac Imaging segment.
Furthermore, the Breast Imaging segment is estimated to grow with the fastest CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027 owing to the surging application of Breast-dedicated radionuclides imaging systems which display promise for expanding clinical sensitivity for breast cancer while diminishing patient dose and cost and current advances in nuclear medicine instrumentation resulting in the emergence of improved molecular imaging techniques to image breast cancer.
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Segment Analysis - By End-User
The Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market based on end-user can be further segmented into Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Others. The Hospitals Segment held the largest Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market share in 2021. This growth is owing to the surging accessibility of progressive technology and skilled professionals in hospitals and the increasing inclination of patients towards hospitals for their treatment. All kinds of gamma cameras are available in hospitals that assist patients in acquiring suitable treatment. Moreover, owing to the rising development in the healthcare industry the number of hospitals increased which in turn escalates the demand for nervous treatments in hospitals. The more modern infrastructure in hospitals supporting nuclear medical imaging is further propelling the growth of this segment.
Furthermore, the Ambulatory Surgical Centers segment is estimated to grow with the fastest CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The growth can be attributed to the ambulatory surgical centers being cost-effective, highly efficient and offering a convenient setting for imaging procedures, application of Positron Emission Tomography scanners in the ambulatory setting and increased adoption of gamma cameras and accessories in ambulatory surgical centers as well as fast-enhancing global healthcare infrastructure.
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Segment Analysis - By Geography
The Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market based on geography can be further segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Rest of the World. North America (Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market) held the largest Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market share with 36% of the overall market in 2021. This growth is owing to the well-entrenched healthcare infrastructure and the emerging awareness regarding the technology in the North American region. Radionuclides happen normally in numerous rocks and minerals. The health care industry is the largest single industry in the U.S., including over 700,000 physicians and 5000 hospitals. Owing to such factors, there arises the requirement for proper diagnosis and treatment which in turn fuels the requirement for gamma cameras in nuclear medical imaging. The application of gamma cameras is beginning to become standard as a way to localize active areas on nuclear sites and reduce the dose for the personnel while increasing the overall efficiency of the operations which is further fuelling the growth of the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market in the North American region.
Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to be the region with the fastest CAGR over the forecast period 2022-2027. This growth is owing to factors like the constantly enhancing economy resulting in superior healthcare access in countries like India and China and the surging involvement of health insurance firms in the Asia-Pacific region. The increasing acceptance of positron emission tomography scanner solutions and the surging application of cardiac stress testing in cardiac specialty hospitals is further fuelling the growth of the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market in the Asia-Pacific region.
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Drivers
Surging Applications of Gamma Cameras are Propelling the Growth of the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market
Gamma cameras are fundamentally rooted in the detection of gamma rays emitted from radionuclides and are used for cardiac stress testing. Gamma cameras, also termed scintillation cameras, are diagnostic and monitoring devices that are critical to the practice of nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that applies radiopharmaceuticals, which are radioactive medicines, in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. A tiny quantity of such medicine is administered to patients and this generates an infinitesimal quantity of radiation from the body that lasts for a restricted time and can be recognized by the Gamma camera. The dose of the radiation is inconsequential and does no injury to the individual. The gamma camera is utilized to produce images from the ionizing radiation that is emitted from the body. The camera classically includes a flat and narrow table on which the patient needs to lie down. Gamma cameras typically have between one to three camera heads that are applied to record the images. There is a flat surface on every camera head, which has to be established as close as possible to the patient. Backings for the camera heads usually come in the form of a gantry or sturdy metal arms. The procedure is secure and neither the dose of the medication with the radiation nor the camera brings about any type of uneasiness. There have never been any complexities connected with the procedure. The gamma camera is planned to offer acceptable detection efficiency while keeping up the high intrinsic spatial resolution in the energy range of 100-200 keV. As a result, the detection efficiency of the gamma camera detector is somewhat reduced than would be advantageous at higher ray energies. The surging applications of gamma cameras are therefore propelling the growth of the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market during the forecast period 2022-2027.
The Growing Advancement in Technology is Fuelling the Gamma and Scintillation Cameras and Accessories Industry.
Technological advancements in the healthcare infrastructure are driving the growth of the Gamma and Scintillation Cameras and Accessories Industry. Different types of radiation detection instruments are accessible and extensively utilized as technical measures integrated into corresponding operational concepts and procedures, providing suitable tools for nuclear security and related areas. Cardiac stress testing may involve electrocardiogram stress tests and nuclear medicine stress tests. Radionuclides can be consumed or introduced into the body. "NuVISION is a compact portable spectrometric gamma camera based on CZT semiconducting detectors, coded aperture and Compton imaging capabilities". The objective is to offer end-users a totally portable and sensitive system permitting them to not only detect but also assess a dose rate in H*(10), confine the source and recognize the radioisotope or radioactive isotope. Furthermore, the processing speed permits to carry out real-time imaging and notice of mobile sources. Handheld gamma cameras, for example, are now moving from single-modality to dual-modality scanners that add anatomical data to the physiologic data. The growing advancement in technology is therefore fuelling the growth of the Gamma and Scintillation Cameras and Accessories Industry during the forecast period 2022-2027 contributing to the Gamma and Scintillation Cameras and Accessories Industry Outlook.
Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market Challenges
Challenges and Disadvantages of Gamma Cameras are Hampering the Growth of the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market
Current developments in gamma ray detection have attended to its application within multimodal or hybrid systems. The Donner 280-crystal positron tomograph has a dead time of 1.8 microseconds/event for noticed count rates lower than 200,000 events/s. The fusion of positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems has been a specific challenge owing to photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) and nuclear imaging electronic hardware being sensitive to magnetic fields. To conquer the issue of incompatibility, two techniques have been developed. The first technique utilizes optical fibers to couple the scintillation crystals within the magnet to either PMTs and electronics outside the fringe of the magnetic field, or to solid-state photosensors located at the end of the magnet bore. However, this kind of connection tends to lose light signals and restricts the axial extent of the PET detector array owing to hardships in linking the fiber bundles to the scintillation crystals and then routing them out of the magnet. The other technique replaces the PMT with avalanche photodiodes, which are magnetic field-insensitive, solid-state photon detectors. These photodiodes are directly connected to the scintillation element. The resolution of a traditional gamma camera is, amidst other factors, reliant on the collimator. A limitation of the collimator is that only lower than 1 per mill of all photons can pass through it. Thereby the sensitivity of the system is decreased. These issues are restraining the growth of the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market.
Gamma and Scintillation Cameras and Accessories Industry Outlook
Product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and geographical expansions are key strategies adopted by players in the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market. The top10 companies in the Gamma & Scintillation Cameras & Accessories Market are:
- GE Healthcare
- Siemens Healthineers
- Philips Healthcare
- Diolin Corporation
- gamma Medica-Ideas, Inc.
- Mediso Medical Imaging Systems
- Positron Corporation
- Acrorad Co., Ltd.
- Digirad Corporation
- Medical Imaging Electronics
- In March 2021, GE Healthcare revealed StarGuide, a next-generation SPECT/CT system that utilizes the most recent digital technologies to assist clinicians in enhancing patient outcomes in bone procedures, cardiology, neurology, oncology and additional medical specialties. The system’s cutting-edge 12 CZT Digital Focus Detectors not only scan patients in 3D to offer more information to clinicians but they are also optimized for Theranostic procedures, which integrate the delivery of therapy to patients with diagnosis to supervise disease. For greater than 20 years, SPECT/CT has proven to be an essential imaging tool utilized by clinicians to assist in diagnosing and tracking the progression and regression of heart conditions, cancers and additional ailments.
- In October 2020, Quidel Corporation, a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, declared that Quidel has accepted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Sofia® 2 Flu + SARS Antigen FIA. This is a rapid point-of-care test to be applied with the Sofia® 2 Fluorescent Immunoassay Analyzer for the very quick, concurrent qualitative detection and differentiation of the nucleocapsid protein antigens from SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and influenza B in direct nasopharyngeal (NP) and nasal (NS) swab specimens from individuals suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within the first five days of the onset of symptoms. The novel Sofia® 2 Flu + SARS Antigen FIA provides superior performance for SARS-2 (95.2% PPA versus PCR and 100% NPA versus PCR), as well as for Influenza A (90% sensitivity versus culture and 95% specificity versus culture) and Influenza B (89% sensitivity versus culture and 96% specificity versus culture) in nasal swabs.
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