Global Radiation Therapy Equipment Market 2014-2018: Increasing adoption of fully comprehensive systems is an emerging trend in the market

May 09, 2014, 19:59 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Radiation Therapy Equipment Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. 

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There has been an increase in the adoption of fully comprehensive systems for treatment planning to provide radiation therapy. Such comprehensive systems offer advanced features that allow complete planning of the process, from patient data acquisition to plan validation. These information systems provide comprehensive information and image management solutions.

It allows the simplification of radiation therapy planning for different kinds of treatment such as 3D conformal, IMRT, electron, proton, and brachytherapy. These comprehensive systems provide flexibility to clinicians in order to quickly tailor plans for each patient. Therefore, increasing adoption of fully comprehensive systems is an emerging trend in the market.

According to the report, there has been an increase in the number of senior citizens globally. According to UN statistics, in 2013, the senior citizen population increased from 9.2 percent of the total global population in 1990 to nearly 11.7 percent. It is expected that this trend will continue and reach 21.1 percent by 2050. 

Senior citizens are more prone to developing cancerous tumors. Prostate, breast, lung, and colorectal cancers are among the most common types of cancer that affect senior citizens. With an increase in the aging population, the number of cancer patients requiring radiation therapy is increasing. 

Further, the report states that one of the most important challenges is the alternative treatment available for cancer, apart from radiation therapy, such as traditional surgery, chemotherapy, robotic surgery, hormone therapy, and biological therapy.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. 

Key Topics Covered: 

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Landscape

07. Market Segmentation by Technology

08. Market Segmentation by Product

09. Geographical Segmentation

10. Key Leading Countries

11. Buying Criteria

12. Market Growth Drivers

13. Drivers and their Impact

14. Market Challenges

15. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

16. Market Trends

17. Trends and their Impact

18. Vendor Landscape

19. Key Vendor Analysis

20. Other Reports in this Series

Companies Mentioned:

  • Accuray Inc.
  • Best Theratronics Ltd.
  • Brainlab AG
  • C.R. Bard Inc.
  • Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG
  • Elekta AB
  • GE Healthcare Ltd.
  • Hitachi America Ltd.
  • Ion Beam Applications SA
  • Phillips Healthcare
  • RaySearch Laboratories AB
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
  • Varian Medical Systems Inc.

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