Entries by Lorna Young

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 […]

“Top 5” Quiz on the Use of Post-Warranty Service Contracts for Diagnostic Imaging Equipment in U.S. Hospitals

Take this “top 5” pop quiz and then view the answers! The answers are drawn from IMV’s 2020 Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Outlook Report which provides insight into the types of post-warranty service arrangements used by U.S. hospitals for eleven key imaging modalities: CT, MRI, PET/CT, nuclear medicine/SPECT cameras, fixed C-arms, portable C-arms, fixed and […]

While COVID-19 Has Impacted the Need for “Break-and-Fix” Service Support in the Short Term, Lessons Learned from COVID Will be Part of the New Normal

As mentioned in our June 2nd blog highlighting some results from IMV’s newly published 2020 Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Outlook Report, the types of support services hospitals typically have in their current service contracts are the classic “break-and-fix” and preventive maintenance (PM) services, including “PM visits during routine working hours,” “technical support by telephone,” “contracted […]