Entries by Lorna Young

Magnetic Resonance (MR) Procedure Volume Fell 35% in 2020

An estimated 27.4 million MR procedures were performed in 2020 by radiology/imaging departments in U.S. hospitals, their associated outpatient locations, and independent imaging centers using fixed MR systems and mobile MR services, according to IMV Medical Information Division’s newly published 2020 MR Market Outlook Report. While monthly procedure volume bounced back toward the end of […]

CT departments busy balancing staffing, workflow and productivity challenges amidst procedure fluctuations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

An estimated 73.0 million CT procedures were performed in 2020 on fixed CT scanners used by radiology/imaging departments in U.S. hospitals, their associated outpatient locations, and independent imaging centers, according to IMV Medical Information Division’s newly published 2020 CT Market Outlook Report. Compared to 91.4 million reported by IMV in 2019, total CT procedures decreased […]

Although 2020 Capital Budgets for Radiation Therapy Have Been Impacted, Investments are Being Shifted to 2021-2022

As mentioned in our October 27, 2020 blog, radiation therapy patient volume has remained relatively stable throughout 2020, bucking a trend seen in diagnostic radiology, in which the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major drops in imaging exam volume, according to IMV’s recent 2020 Radiation Therapy Market Summary Report. For 2020, an estimated 1,062,600 cancer […]

Radiation Therapy Volume Stays Steady Despite COVID-19 but Capital Equipment Spending is Being Impacted in 2020

Radiation therapy patient volume has remained relatively stable throughout 2020, bucking a trend seen in diagnostic radiology, in which the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major drops in imaging exam volume, according to IMV’s new report on radiation oncology. For 2020, an estimated 1,062,600 cancer patients will be treated with radiation therapy in the United […]

COVID-19 Cut Ultrasound Exam Volume by 50% in April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 50% decline in exam volume in April 2020, at hospitals using general ultrasound equipment, according to a new report from IMV Medical Information Division. But hospitals are seeing volume rebound as they plan a return to normal operations. The report found that an estimated 38.5 million patient exams were […]