The influence of medical imaging in healthcare is rising at a steady pace. It is revolutionizing the patients’ and practitioners’ outlook toward health and diseases. Medical imaging helps medical professionals see the interior of living human body without actually having to cut it open. The role played by medical imaging is so significant that without it, the detection of many common diseases would not only be slower but oftentimes even be impossible.
The past 50 years have been a period of transformation in medical imaging. Sonography, nuclear medicine technology, and radiography were the diagnostic medical imaging modalities or tools until the use of computer technology became prevalent. With the onset of computer technology, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computed Tomography) became the most widely used medical imaging technologies. Some of the recent advancements in this field include hybrid imaging technology, imaging systems with lower ionizing radiations, cryogen-free preclinical scanners, 3D printing, computer-aided design, and enterprise imaging are forcing medical imaging solution companies to deliver innovative solutions.
Also, a number of other technologies such as Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) have also been developed to provide support to medical imaging. PACS is a medical imaging management solution that makes it easier to store and access the massive volumes of medical images developed in the radiology department. This has helped physicians get better insights into the patient’s recovery and also make changes to the care cycle if necessary.
Considering all these facts, a distinguished selection panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and the Healthcare Tech Outlook's editorial board has selected a list of the top medical imaging solution providers. They leverage innovative technologies and strategies to help healthcare providers not only in enhancing their diagnostics capability but also go beyond it to play a proactive role in disease prevention. We present to you Healthcare Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Medical Imaging Solution Providers - 2018.