The introduction of accurate, real-time, and technology-enabled medical imaging devices is encouraging the application of teleradiology in hospitals and especially in emergency cases. Teleradiology is used extensively as it facilitates the timely involvement of specialists located across the globe for critical cases. It allows on-site solutions, real time interpretation, and remote access to radiologists across hospitals via cloud network. The demand for teleradiology is high as it enables high resolution images and instant second consultation opinion from expert doctors. Noteworthy improvements in digital infrastructure, telecommunication networks, and data transfer speeds in the remote parts of the world have brought about a revolution in the global teleradiology market.
Shortage of Expert Radiologists to Push Demand for Teleradiology
Technological developments in the field of data transmission in the last few years have helped in the widening of the scope of teleradiology. These developments have also improved the range and the number of medical images being transmitted from remote areas having unfeasible radiology departments. The increasing occurrence of chronic disorders, such as osteomyelitis, cellulitis, and breast cancer is one of the important drivers of the global teleradiology market. In addition to this, the increasing number of emergency cases in under-served rural areas is boosting the demand for teleradiology services.
The high investments on R&D, the implementation of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), and the increasing number of imaging procedures are some of the other factors boosting the global teleradiology market. Applications of teleradiology include tele-consultation, tele-diagnosis, and tele-monitoring, all of which help radiologists in performing their work more efficiently, driving the market. The upgradation of radiology information systems (RIS) is also encouraging the adoption of teleradiology services.
Adoption of CT Scanners across Remotely Located Small- and Medium-sized Healthcare Institutes to Rise
While x-ray imaging has witnessed wide-scale acceptance in the past owing to the high accuracy, low cost, and simplicity of the procedure, computed tomography scans (CT scan) are expected to exhibit the fastest growth during the forecast period, expanding at a double-digit CAGR from 2015 to 2023. . The significant growth of the latter segment is anticipated on account of the rising adoption of CT scanners across remotely located small and medium sized healthcare facilities.
On the basis of geography, Europe and North America have a high demand for teleradiology owing to the rise in the number of people suffering from cancer. In addition to this, the growing awareness and focus on the prevention of breast cancer will boost the market in developed markets. Asia Pacific is also expected to be a key market for teleradiology in the coming years as governments across the region invest in developing healthcare infrastructures and upgrade the digital infrastructure.
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Key players operating in the global teleradiology market are Telemedicine Clinic, Radisphere National Radiology Group, TeleDiagnosys Services Pvt Ltd., Global Diagnostics Ltd., Cybernet Medical Corporation, Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Many of the key players in the market are located in Europe and North America. Big players are acquiring small and regional players with long-term contracts with hospitals.