NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TriMarkPublications.com cites in its newly published " Medical Imaging  Markets" report that global spending on medical imaging  equipment exceeded $21 billion in 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.trimarkpublications.com/products/Medical-Imaging-Markets.html .
Medical imaging  can be categorized into nine main modalities: X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, mammography and fluoroscopy. Globally, X-ray is the most used imaging procedure with about 108 million X-ray exams per year. MRI is second with 26 million examinations per year. PET, SPECT, CT and nuclear medicine rank third with 30 million examinations per year. Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and contrast agents are the sub-segments in medical imaging  market that have gained significant growth in recent years. As such, the global medical imaging  industry is primed to experience significant expansion throughout the decade.
The " Medical Imaging  Markets" report covers:
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
- Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)