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Key Developments in Radio Nucleotides Create Opportunities for Mobile Gamma Camera Producers

Advancements in healthcare technology, particularly in the surgery category, have led to an increasing adoption of gamma cameras.

In addition, numerous developments in radionucleotides are anticipated to favour the adoption of solid-state cameras and mobile gamma cameras.

Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is currently the biggest application of gamma cameras given its low cost, large suite of radioisotopes and expanded use cases. However, positron emission tomography (PET) is anticipated to witness the fastest growth in terms of adoption due to the greater special resolution and sensitivity brought about by the use of the positron-emitting radioisotope that provides more energy, contrast, and special resolution.

These findings are presented in a new research study on the global mobile gamma cameras market by Future Market Insights (FMI).

According to FMI analysis, the high costs of PET as compared with SPECT are expected to be negated in the wake of the development of high-sensitivity and selective tracers. FMI predicts a growth rate of 4.8% for the mobile gamma cameras market during the ten-year period from 2018 to 2028. Revenue from the sales of mobile gamma cameras is estimated to reach $75.2m by the end of 2028, which is a rise from $47.2m in 2018.

Shift towards dual head gamma cameras and premium priced hi-tech products trending the mobile gamma cameras market

Technology continues to remain a major enabler of revenue growth in the global mobile gamma cameras market. Being a high value-low volume market, technology plays a vital role here and the technologically advanced products are priced at a premium.

The development of solid state sensors is slowly replacing the photomultiplier tube, which represents the biggest technological development in the mobile gamma cameras market followed by miniaturisation.

A notable trend being observed in the mobile gamma cameras market is the adoption shift towards dual head gamma cameras. Single-head mobile gamma cameras have certain inherent disadvantages such as slow-speed and lower-density count leading to inability to perform different types of tests. This has resulted in an elevated demand for multiple-head cameras. Dual-head cameras increase total counts per stop, resulting in relatively lesser scan time and better image quality leading to enhanced accuracy in diagnosis.

In addition, the latest mobile gamma cameras come with newer and better functionalities. Due to advances in electronic components and software, modern mobile gamma cameras now include advanced reconstruction algorithms and periodic updates that help increase scan speeds and image correction parameters. Advanced gamma camera software also facilitates more personalised patient scans by tracking patient activity and performing appropriate scans.

Key takeaways from the research study on mobile gamma cameras

The report by Future Market Insights studies the growth trajectory of the global market for mobile gamma cameras and also presents detailed forecasts for the various segments of the market. Key insights from the report include:

  • Ambulatory surgical centres will remain the fastest-growing end users of mobile gamma cameras due to a greater demand in point-of-care testing
  • North America represents the largest regional market for mobile gamma cameras while Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to be the fastest growing market
  • Single-head mobile gamma cameras continue to remain dominant in terms of revenue due to the small form factor and low cost. However, dual-head mobile gamma cameras will witness rapid growth in demand on account of their high scanning speeds and better resolution
  • New product development and strong after sales service agreements with end users will remain key differentiating strategies of mobile gamma camera manufacturers

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