Contrast media (or contrast agents) is a substance used to increase the contrast of structures or fluids within the body in medical imaging. Contrast agents absorb or alter external electromagnetism or ultrasound, which is different from radiopharmaceuticals, which emit radiation themselves. Contrast media, enhance the radiodensity in a target tissue or structure.
Contrast agents are commonly used to improve the visibility of blood vessels and the gastrointestinal tract.
Several types of contrast media are in use in medical imaging and they can roughly be classified based on the imaging modalities where they are used. Most common contrast agents work based on X-ray attenuation and magnetic resonance signal enhancement.
Scope of the Report:
The classification of contrast media includes X-ray & CT contrast media, MRI contrast media, ultrasound contrast media, and the proportion of X-ray & CT contrast media in 2017 is about 86%.
Contrast media is widely used in hospitals and clinics. The most proportion of contrast media is used in hospitals and the revenue in 2017 is 3796 M USD.
North America is the largest consumption place, with a consumption market share nearly 32% in 2017. Following North America, Europe is the second largest consumption place with the consumption market share of 28%.
Market competition is intense. GE, Bayer, Bracco Imaging, etc. are the leaders of the industry, and they hold key technologies and patents, with high-end customers; have been formed in the monopoly position in the industry.
The worldwide market for Contrast Media (Contrast Agents) is expect ...
Table of Contents
1 Market Overview
1.1 Contrast Media (Contrast Agents) Introduction
1.2 Market Analysis by Type
1.2.1 X-ray & CT Contrast Media
1.2.2 MRI Contrast Media
1.2.3 Ultrasound Contrast Media
1.3 Market Analysis by Applications
1.4 Market Analysis by Regions
1.4.1 North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
126.96.36.199 United States Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)
188.8.131.52 Canada Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)
184.108.40.206 Mexico Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)
1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
220.127.116.11 Germany Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)
18.104.22.168 France Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)
22.214.171.124 UK Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)
126.96.36.199 Russia Market States and Outlook (2014-2024)
188.8.131.52 Italy Market States and Outlook (2014-20 ...