Entries by Davin Korstjens

Hospital-based diagnostic x-ray volumes continue to decline

From 2020 to 2023, the number of general x-ray procedures performed in main hospital radiology departments declined 16%, from 88.7 million in 2020, to 74.5 million in 2023 for an overall annualized rate of decline of 4.3%, according to the newly published “IMV 2024 Diagnostic X-Ray Market Outlook Report.” By site type, over the same period, […]

IMV: PET scan volumes continue to grow

In 2023 compared with 2022, the total volume of positron emission tomography (PET) scans increased 10.2% year over year, according to the newly published IMV 2024 PET Market Summary Report. In 2023, the average number of PET scans per fixed PET site (versus mobile PET) increased 6.7% from 1,401 estimated PET scans per system in 2022 […]

Nonhospital sites see increased competition for oncology-related imaging

In 2023, nonhospital sites faced more competition compared with hospital-based facilities for oncology-related diagnostic imaging scans, according to IMV’s recently published 2023 Oncology in Diagnostic Imaging Market Outlook Report. For the future outlook factor “Competition with other imaging providers in our area is reducing the number of oncology-related patients scanned at our facility,” nonhospital sites […]

MR departments seek to leverage AI to improve workflow, productivity

In 2023, the top two overall priorities for MR departments are to increase patient satisfaction with their MR imaging experience and improve MRI department workflow and productivity, according to IMV’s recently published 2023 MR Market Outlook Report.   While a top priority across all hospital types, improving MRI department workflow and productivity is the number one […]

CT Procedure Volumes Show Strong Growth, Driven by Hospital Based Procedures 

CT procedure volumes increased 9.1% from 2022 to 2023, according to IMV’s recently published 2023 CT Market Outlook Report. While both hospital and non-hospital CT procedure volumes increased, hospital volumes increased at 9.8% while, non-hospital volumes increased 6.4% year over year.  Type  Change in CT Procedure Volumes  Overall  9.1%  Hospital  9.8%  Non-Hospital  6.4%  Looking ahead […]