2019, the number of cancer patients being treated with radiation therapy in the United States is estimated to be 1,148,900, according to IMV’s newly published 2019 Radiation Therapy Market Summary Report. The use of radiation therapy to treat cancer patients is relatively stable, with the estimated number of patient cases increasing at an average annual rate of 2%. The top three cancer types being treated using radiation therapy include breast, prostate, and lung cancer, which are performed by over 90% of the radiation therapy sites.
IMV’s report provides a department-wide view of the key radiation therapy technologies used in treating cancer patients, including external beam therapy equipment, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), brachytherapy equipment, treatment planning systems, simulators (X-ray, CT, PET, and MRI), and oncology information systems. Read more